Privacy News for January 31

Government Surveillance

We’re Banning Facial Recognition. We’re Missing the Point | The New York Times [Bruce Schneier]

DHS Global Entry Facial Recognition Program to Expand Nationwide |

CBP Expands Facial Recognition for Global Entry Travelers | Nextgov

One Small Fix Would Curb Stingray Surveillance | Wired

Facial Recognition Company Just Turned on a Massive, Multimillion-Dollar Moscow Surveillance System | Forbes

Everyday Surveillance

Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for your Web Browsing Data [from Avast and AVG] | Vice

The Rise of Smart Camera Networks and why we Should Ban Them | The Intercept

The Apps on my Phone are Stalking Me | The New York Times

Biometric Privacy

San Diego’s Massive, 7-Year Experiment with Facial Recognition Technology Appears to be a Flop | Fast Company

Facial Recognition Firm Sued for Scraping 3 Billion Faceprints | Naked Security

Clearview’s Face Surveillance Shows why we Need a Strong Federal Consumer Privacy Law | EFF


Reuters: Apple Cut Backup End-to-End Encryption Plans after FBI Complained | Ars Technica

Russia Blocks Encrypted Email Service ProtonMail | Reuters

Weakening Encryption Could Impact Election Security, Coalition Says | Nextgov

Laws, Legislation, and Regulations

Lawmakers Seek to Permanently Curtail NSA Surveillance Program | Forbes

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Big Microsoft Data Breach — 250 Million Records Exposed | Naked Security

Columbus Library Data Breach may have been Caused by Phishing Link | The Columbus Dispatch

Wawa Breach may have Compromised More than 30 Million Payment Cards | Krebs on Security

Privacy Tools and Techniques

How to get the Most out of your Smartphone’s Encryption | Wired

Cryptography Basics: Symmetric Key Encryption Algorithms [primer] | SearchSecurity

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