Privacy News for December 11

Privacy and the Pandemic

Some States Balk After C.D.C. Asks for Personal Data of Those Vaccinated | The New York Times

Virus Management Measures See Spike in VPN Services | IT-Online

Government Surveillance

Apple and Google to Stop X-Mode from Collecting Location Data from Users’ Phones | The Wall Street Journal

China’s New Surveillance Currency | The Diplomat

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Why Schrems II Requires US-EU Agreement on Surveillance and Privacy | Brookings

New York City Council Votes to Prohibit Businesses from Using Facial Recognition Without Public Notice | Venture Beat

Biometric Privacy

Sci-Fi Surveillance: Europe’s Secretive Push into Biometric Technology | The Guardian

Chinese City Suspends Biometric Toilet Paper Program | FindBiometrics

Slouching Towards Dystopia

How our Data Encodes Systematic Racism | MIT Technology Review


EFF at 30: Saving Encryption, with Technologist Bruce Schneier | EFF

How to Enable End-to-End Encryption in Google Messages | Lifehacker

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Surprisingly, a Massive and Ongoing Apple Privacy Breach is Thanks to Apple’s Security Focus | Forbes

Alaska Voter Data Breached, Election Results Unaffected | Government Technology

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