Privacy News for July 9, 2021

Government Surveillance

Caitlyn Kaufman Interstate Safety Act paves the way for surveillance cameras on interstates | News Channel 5 Nashville

US government watchdog finds federal use of artificial intelligence poses threat to federal agencies and public | Jurist

Orange County Prosecutors Operate “Vast, Secretive” Genetic Surveillance Program | The Intercept

The Cybersecurity 202: Group maps alleged victims of NSO Group surveillance tool | The Washington Post

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Biden to Urge More Scrutiny of Tech Mergers and Data Privacy | The New York Times

Maine Becomes First State To Pass Broad Government Ban on Facial Recognition Technology | CPO Magazine

New York Law Firm Helps Explain City’s New Biometric Data Protection Law | Find Biometrics

City of Boston nixes proposal for vast surveillance network | Boston Globe

Bill Would Ban Facial Recognition in Public Housing | Nextgov

[Kentucky] Lawmakers prefile bill to block biometric ‘harvesting’ | WTVQ

Biometric Privacy

Game Over: Chinese Company Deploys Facial Recognition to Limit Youths’ Play | The New York Times

Surveillance Capitalism

Google challengers say the internet business model is broken and call for a ban on ‘surveillance advertising’ | Business Insider

Encryption

How to use the DNS over HTTPS privacy feature in Windows 11 | The Windows Club

Encrypted chat data helps German police arrest 750 in massive drug raid | The Hill

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

LimeVPN Backup Database Hacked | PC Magazine

DreamHost Database Leak Exposed 815 Million Records of Customer Data | CPO Magazine

The Accellion data breach continues to get messier | TechCrunch

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