Privacy News and Views for March 30


Americans’ complicated feelings about social media in an era of privacy concerns | Pew Fact Tank

Government Surveillance

The Next Cold War Is Here, and It’s All About Data | Wired

U.S. to Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants | Bloomberg

A Needle In A Legal Haystack Could Sink A Major Supreme Court Privacy Case | National Public Radio

Location, Location, Location: Why Data Privacy In The Cloud May Never Be The Same | Above the Law

Corporate Surveillance

How Much Data Collection Is Too Much? Inside the Murky World of Predictive Analytics | Adweek

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | The Guardian

Facebook, longtime friend of data brokers, becomes their stiffest competition | The Washington Post

Why do people hand over so much data to tech companies? It’s not easy to say ‘no’ | Los Angeles Times

Facebook/Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Introduces Central Page for Privacy and Security Settings | The New York Times

Lawsuits Against Facebook Over Data Privacy Issues Are Piling Up | The Street

Mark Zuckerberg has decided to testify before Congress | CNN

What lies beneath: The things Facebook knows go beyond user data | Ars Technica

Facebook Isn’t Just Violating Our Privacy | The New York Times

The U.S. Government is finally scrambling to regulate Facebook | The Intercept

People Are Losing Trust in Facebook. Here’s Why They’re Staying On It Anyway. | Slate

Facebook Is Making Big Changes to Its Relationship With Data Brokers | Fortune

Cambridge Analytica and a Moral Reckoning in Silicon Valley | The New Yorker

Attorney General Shapiro Leads Bipartisan Coalition of State AGs in Demanding Answers from Facebook | Press Release

Privacy Self-Defense

Want to Purge Your Social Media Timelines? Can You Spare a Few Hours? | The New York Times

What to look for in your Facebook data – and how to find it | Wired

Apple Revamps Privacy Controls to Comply With New European Law | Bloomberg

Apple to roll out new privacy features to comply with EU rules | C|Net


Breaking the Encryption Stalemate: New Research on Secure Third-Party Access  | Lawfare

FBI sought iPhone order before exhausting options: U.S. inspector general | Reuters

DOJ renews push to require access to encrypted devices | Endgadget

State Department Seemingly Buys $15,000 iPhone Cracking Tech GrayKey | Motherboard

The web will soon be a little safer with the approval of this new security standard | TechCrunch

Libraries and Privacy

(Useful for Libraries, Too!)Here’s What a Company’s Data Breach Game Plan Looks Like | NextGov


Fans Are the Target of Madison Square Garden’s New Facial-Recognition Technology | The Nation

Yes, Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People’s Fingerprints | Forbes

Law and Regulation

Silicon Valley’s Regulatory Exceptionalism Comes to an End | Lawfare

Oregon Governor Signs Data Breach Law | Government Technology

How Europe’s new privacy rule is reshaping the internet | The Verge

Cookies and the GDPR – Compliance involves Consent | Hashed Out

You’re Not Ready for GDPR. Is It Time to Panic? | Folio
The EU regulation is coming May 25th, so we went to an expert for some last-minute advice.

This Week  in Data Breaches

Under Armour Says 150 Million MyFitnessPal Accounts Hacked | Bloomberg