Privacy News for December 18

Privacy and the Pandemic

The Pandemic has Taken Surveillance of Workers to the Next Level | The Guardian

The Workplace of the Future Will Probably Remain Under Surveillance | Maclean’s

Data Breaches and Privacy Challenges: A Pandemic Year in Review | Law.com

Privacy Risks Persist with DIY COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps | TechRepublic

Government Surveillance

Pervasive Surveillance Tactics Have Haunted Muslim Americans for Years | HuffPost

Controversial Aerial Surveillance Plan Pushed Again for St. Louis | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Huawei Worked on Several Surveillance Systems Promoted to Identify Ethnicity, Documents Show | The Washington Post

Cuba: San Isidro Movement and Allies Under Frightening Levels of Surveillance | Amnesty International

Biometric Privacy

DHS Advisory Committee Issues Report on Biometrics | JDSupra

2.5M Biometric Payment Cards in 2021 Could be First Step for Future ‘De Facto Payment Type’ | BiometricUpdate.com

Slouching Towards Dystopia

We Must End the Era of Adjunct Surveillance | TechCrunch

The Rapid Rise of Phone Surveillance Systems | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Augmented Reality and the Surveillance Society | Spectrum

Encryption

Signal Group Video Calls with End-to-End Encryption Debut on Android, iOS for Up to 5 Participants | Gadgets 360

The Same U.S. Government That Wants to Weaken our Encryption Just got Massively Hacked | Reason

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Scope of Russian Hack Becomes Clear: Multiple U.S. Agencies Were Hit | The New York Times

Data Leak Exposes Details of Two Million Chinese Communist Party Members | InfoSecurity

Spotify Changes Passwords After Another Data Breach | ThreatPost

Fake Data Breach Alerts Used to Steal Ledger Cryptocurrency Wallets | BleepingComputer