Privacy News for June 28

Government Surveillance

Victory: California Orders State Audit of Automated License Plate Readers | EFF

NSA Improperly Collected U.S. Phone Records a Second Time | The Wall Street Journal

Surveillance Technologies Governments use to Spy on You | TechNadu

Our Government [Australia’s] is Cracking Encryption and Sharing our Data with Other Countries | The Big Smoke

Biometric Privacy

NYCLU Statement on Lockport School District’s Decision to Implement Facial Recognition in Schools | ACLU

Making the Grade: Biometrics in K-12 is a Dangerous Path to Take | 9to5Mac

Thought Pieces

High-end Homeowners Love Biometric Tech – But Should They? | Inman

Designing Hardware for Data Privacy | EDN Network

Deconstructing Apple Card: A Hacker’s Perspective | CISOMAG

Laws & Regulations

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Effort to Regulate Health Apps, Biometrics & Wearables | AD Law Access

Sen. Wyden Asks NIST to Develop Secure File Sharing Standards | Information Security Media Group


Cloudflare Wants to Protect the Internet from Quantum Computing | Engadget

OpenSSH Gets Protection Against Attacks like Spectre, Meltdown, Rowhammer, and Rambleed | ZDNet

StrongSalt Previews a New Paradigm for Digital Privacy [Press Release] | BusinessWire

Device Authority and Tech Mahindra Deliver IAM and Encryption Services to IoT Customers | HelpNetSecurity

Privacy Tools

Microsoft OneDrive Gets a New Encrypted ‘Personal Vault’ | Bleeping Computer

Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Cyberespionage Collective Platinum Targets South Asian Governments | IEEE Spectrum

A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata | Wired

How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel’s own Features Against It | Wired

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