Privacy News and Views for May 11

Stop Saying ‘Privacy,’ Start Saying ‘Data Protection’ | The Outline

Microsoft’s Nadella says privacy is a human right that needs protecting | C|Net

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Government Surveillance

Planned Food Stamp Recipients Database Sparks Hacking Fears | NextGov

We Don’t Need a National Data Center of the Poor | Slate

How a suspected gang member’s traffic stop led to a crucial privacy case | Ars Technica

Corporate Surveillance

Privacy Is Dead. Here’s What Comes Next | Wall Street Journal

Your Location Data Is Being Sold—Often Without Your Knowledge | Wall Street Journal

Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too | New York Times

The price of Google’s new conveniences? Your data | Wired

Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It? | The New York Times

Klout Is Shutting Down Just In Time to Not Reveal How Much It Knew About Us | Slate

Can free services ever really respect user privacy? Viber thinks so. | Mashable

Google makes its privacy policy clearer so we can actually understand it | Mashable

How Big Data Is ‘Automating Inequality’ | New York Times

What The Alleged Facebook Stalker Teaches Us About Our Online Privacy | Forbes

Biometric Privacy

Facial recognition tech is creepy when it works – and creepier when it doesn’t | Wired

Data on a genealogy site led police to the ‘Golden State Killer’ suspect. Now others worry about a ‘treasure trove of data’ | Washington Post

You Can’t Hide Your Genes: Consumer genetic databases aren’t the only side door for police to get your DNA. | Slate

Privacy Self-Defense

Change your Twitter password right now | Wired

A short guide on how not to be tracked online by Google, Amazon, & Facebook | OIF Blog

Law and Regulation

The First Tangible Effects of the GDPR | Public Knowledge

This Week in Data Breaches

Equifax breach exposed millions of driver’s licenses, phone numbers, emails | Ars Technica

145 million Social Security numbers, 99 million addresses and more: Every type of personal data Equifax lost to hackers, by the numbers | The Washington Post

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