Privacy News and Views for August 10

Government Surveillance

Don’t fear the TSA cutting airport security. Be glad that they’re talking about it. | Bruce Schneier, Washington Post

An airline scans your face. You take off. But few rules govern where your data goes. | New York Times

Warrantless device searches at the border are rising. Privacy advocates are suing. | The Washington Post

Corporate Surveillance

Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users | The Wall Street Journal

Facebook: We’re not asking for financial data, we’re just partnering with banks | Ars Technica

Lawmakers asked Apple to reveal how it tracks its users. Here’s what the company said. | The Washington Post

Pentagon tells troops: Turn off fitness tracker GPS when you head to warzones | Ars Technica

This “creepy” time-tracking software is like having your boss watch you every second | BuzzFeed News

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think | The New York Times

Learning Analytics and the Academic Library: Professional Ethics Commitments at a Crossroads | College and Research Libraries

Privacy Self-Defense

Simple steps to protect yourself on public wi-fi | Wired

Privacy Law and Regulation

Tech Firms, Embattled Over Privacy, Warm to Federal Regulation | Wall Street Journal

Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy | Motherboard

San Francisco to vote on “Privacy First Policy” in November | Reed Smith

Brett Kavanaugh’s Failure to Acknowledge the Changes in Communications Technology: The Implications for Privacy | Lawfare

The long and difficult road to a U.S. privacy law: Part 1 | IAPP

The long and difficult road to a U.S. privacy law: Part 2 | IAPP

Major US news sites are still blocking Europeans due to GDPR | Endgadget

Insight: The California Consumer Privacy Act’s Radical Impact on the Digital Ad Ecosystem | Bloomberg

How to improve the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

China’s influence on digital privacy could be global | The Washington Post