Privacy News and Views, April 22-28

Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2017

Let’s Get Practical for Choose Privacy Week
Join the librarians who are getting practical for #ChoosePrivacy Week to improve #privacy protections for their users.

Libraries and Privacy Literacy

How to protect patrons’ digital privacy | American Libraries
4 critical points to consider when receiving cybersecurity and privacy advice | TechRepublic
“One of the findings of particular interest is that 13% of people participating in the survey received advice from teachers or librarians, and of those only 8%—the lowest percentage reported—had an online safety problem.  Our findings also suggest that librarians are underutilized but potentially very valuable sources of online safety information.”

Government Surveillance

U.S. Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case | Reuters
Tech Groups Push FCC to Undo Phone Call Record Retention Regulation  | Morning Consult
N.S.A Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets | New York Times

Corporate Surveillance

Amazon’s Echo Look is a minefield of AI and privacy concerns | The Verge head ‘heartbroken’ that users found out it sells their inbox data | The Guardian
FTC urged to probe easily penetrated telly-enabled teledildonic toy | The Register

Privacy Self-Defense /  Tools for Privacy

Cybersecurity For The People: How To Protect Your Privacy At A Protest| The Intercept
How to Disappear: Is it possible to move through a smart city undetected? | City Lab
4 critical points to consider when receiving cybersecurity and privacy advice | TechRepublic
Keeping Your Habits Private in a Connected World | Science Friday

Broadband Privacy

A Sanctuary City for Data Privacy?  | Civicist
How Big Internet Will Use Our Private Information to Get Even Bigger | Pacific Standard

Cybersecurity and Encryption

Wyden pushing to mandate ‘basic cybersecurity’ for Senate | The Hill

Privacy Law and Regulation (International Edition)

The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU | Marketplace
Proposed e-Privacy Regulations: what you should know now | Lexology