Privacy News and Views for April 6


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Four Ways to Fix Facebook | ProPublica
For years, Congress and federal regulators have allowed the world’s largest social network to police itself — with disastrous results. Here are four promising reforms under discussion in Washington.

Government Surveillance

Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Enhance Real-Time Police Surveillance | Wall Street Journal

Census Report Found ‘Unprecedented’ Fears About Privacy Last Year | CityLab

California Supreme Court upholds collection of DNA from suspected felons not yet convicted of a crime | Orange County Register

The Supreme Court fight over Microsoft’s foreign servers is over | The Verge  The newly passed CLOUD Act ends US v. Microsoft before a decision is reached.

Truckers take on Trump over electronic surveillance rules | Wired

Corporate Surveillance

Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It? | New York Times

Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | The Guardian

How a data mining giant got me wrong | Reuters

Civil liberties groups push tech companies to adopt ‘security pledge’ | The Hill

Data, Social Media, and Users: Can We All Get Along? | CRS Insights (Congressional Research Service)

Facebook Is Not the Problem. Lax Privacy Rules Are.  | New York Times

How Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and Other Privacy Abuses Could Have Been Prevented | Lawfare

Zuckerberg keeps insisting Facebook doesn’t sell our data. What it does is even worse  | Fast Company

There will be little privacy in the workplace of the future | The Economist

Instagram is limiting how much data some developers can collect from its API — and cutting off others altogether | ReCode

This is how Zuckerberg’s Facebook will likely get regulated | Quartz

Putting patient data on phones introduces new privacy and security concerns | Modern Healthcare

Facebook, or “Corporate Surveillance on Steroids”

Facebook admits it discussed sharing user data for medical research project | The Guardian

Facebook said the personal data of most of its 2 billion users has been collected and shared with outsiders | The Washington Post

‘Most’ People on Facebook May Have Had Their Accounts Scraped | The Atlantic

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users’ data | The Guardian

Zuckerberg confesses ‘huge mistake’ as Cambridge toll hits 87M | Politico

Facebook says 622,161 Canadians had their data shared without their consent | The Globe and Mail

Facebook admits Cambridge Analytica hijacked data on up to 87M users | TechCrunch

Facebook to revise terms of service to include more privacy language | Reuters

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Here’s how we’ll fix our massive data privacy problems | TechRepublic

Revealed: Facebook Scans What You Send Other People on Messenger | AdAge

Facebook scans the photos and links you send on Messenger, and it reads flagged chats | Los Angeles Times

CEO says Facebook will impose new EU privacy rules “everywhere” | Ars Technica

Privacy Self-Defense

Firefox Add-On Protects Against (Most) Facebook Tracking | Chronicle of Higher Education

A Drag Queen’s Guide to Protecting Your Privacy on Facebook By Breaking the Rules | Wired

Does deleting Facebook protect your privacy? | CBS Minnesota

Don’t just delete Facebook – poison your valuable data before you go | BGR

You Weren’t Born in 1905? Why People Lie to Facebook | Wall Street Journal  “Users build false online identities—with social media, retailers and other data collectors—to throw off advertisers and muddle databases.”

Keeping Personal Appointments Private on Google Calendar | New York Times

There’s No Quick Fix For Securing Communications: EFF Ditches Secure Messaging Scorecard | TechDirt


New Encryption Service Adds Privacy Protection for Web Browsing | Wired

OIG report on San Bernardino iPhone case criticizes FBI | TechTarget

Right to be Forgotten

Privacy Commissioner’s Draft Report On A “Right To Be De-Indexed” Is Cause For Concern | Centre for Free Expression

Law and Regulation

Europe is trying to force Facebook to take customers’ privacy seriously | Vox

America should borrow from Europe’s data-privacy law | The Economist

Everything you need to know about a new EU data law that could shake up big US tech | CNBC

Pseudonymisation is helping firms comply with a new EU privacy law | Economist

This Week in Data Breaches

Sears Holding, Delta Air hit by customer data breach at tech firm | Reuters

Saks, Lord & Taylor hit by payment card data breach | Reuters

Card Data Stolen From 5 Million Saks and Lord & Taylor Customers | New York Times Leaks Millions of Customer Records | Krebs on Security

Panera reportedly ignored a breach that exposed thousands of customers’ information for 8 months | Business Insider

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