Privacy News and Views, May 27 – June 2


Dewey Decibel Podcast: Protecting our privacy | American Libraries

Government Surveillance

In Trump’s America, Black Lives Matter activists grow wary of their smartphones  |  Washington Post

Calling on the U.S. Congress to learn about surveillance. From Batman. | Access Now

New Social Media Screening for U.S. Visitors Goes Into Effect | Fortune

Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens | Miami Herald

The Fourth Circuit Remands Wikimedia’s Suit Against the NSA Back to District Court | Lawfare Blog

The UK government is going to pressure internet companies to let it read people’s private messages | The Independent

Corporate Surveillance

Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Your Online Profile | MIT Technology Review

Republicans want to let robocallers spam your voicemail | Washington Post

Libraries and Privacy

Readium’s New Licensed Content Protection May Result in Better Reader Privacy | Go To Hellman Blog

Student Privacy / Filtering

Here’s the catch: District relies on filters to monitor content students accessing on web | The Republic

Privacy Self-Defense

Don’t Expose Yourself: A Guide to Online Privacy | Wall Street Journal

7 in 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data with Third-Party Services  | Scientific American
The Lumen Privacy Monitor, a free Android app, analyzes the traffic apps send out and allows the user to see which applications and online services actively harvest personal data.

Seven reasons parents should care about kids and online privacy  |

Broadband Privacy

ISP-Loyal Marsha Blackburn Pushing New Broadband Privacy Law, But It’s A Hollow PR Show Pony With No Chance Of Passing | TechDirt

Encryption / Scholarship

Analyzing Accessibility of Wikipedia Projects Around the World  |  Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Study finds there was less censorship of Wikipedia after shift to HTTPS-only content

International/Right to Privacy

Court: Dead daughter’s parents have no right to access her Facebook account | Ars Technica

This Week in Data Breaches

OneLogin suffers breach—customer data said to be exposed, decrypted | Ars Technica

University of Alaska: thousands affected by data breach, including names, social security numbers | KTUU

DATA BREACH: Kmart says customer credit card information hacked  | Dayton Daily News

What to do if you ate at Chipotle during the massive data breach |


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