Privacy News and Views for March 9


Privacy at the Margins | International Journal of Communications
“Privacy is considered a human right, but achieving privacy in a networked age requires a certain level of privilege. This Special Section on Privacy at the Margins brings together nine original social science papers and an editorial introduction to reveal the complex dynamics—such as coercion and consent—that underpin a range of privacy experiences around the world.”

Government and Corporate Surveillance

The Justice Department Is Trying To Keep The Secret Surveillance Court As Secret As Possible | BuzzFeed

Russian Influence Campaign Extracted Americans’ Personal Data | Wall Street Journal

MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies | TechCrunch

Your Data Is Crucial to a Robotic Age. Shouldn’t You Be Paid for It? | New York Times

The Geek Squad Is a Bunch of Narcs | Slate

Amazon Partnership With British Police Alarms Privacy Advocates | The Intercept (Britain)

Palantir Has Secretly Been Using New Orleans To Test Its Predictive Policing Technology | The Verge

Libraries and Privacy

We can, but should we? | American Libraries

“Imagine having access to information about every one of your community members and whether and how they use the library. You could tailor your communications and target those who might need services the most …. While the possibilities of library data in learning analytics might be intriguing, the privacy implications are immense. “

A Peek at Famous Readers’ Borrowing Records From a Private New York Library | Atlas Obscura

Encryption & Crypto-Wars

The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence | Forbes

FBI again calls for magical solution to break into encrypted phones | Ars Technica

How Government Lost the Crypto Wars (At Least for Now) | Reason

Privacy Self-Defense

Twitter is public, but it could offer a lot more privacy | The Verge

Right to be Forgotten

How close is an American right-to-be-forgotten? | Forbes

Google Has Received 650,000 ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests Since 2014 | NPR

Law and Regulation

Data protection in Europe is about to transform: Here’s how | CNBC

German privacy ruling against Facebook highlights importance of GDPR | Computer Business Review

Chemerinsky: A quartet of Fourth Amendment cases to watch | ABA Journal

This Week in Data Breaches

This bill would make it easier for businesses to keep data breaches under wraps | Los Angeles Times

Data Breach At Fresno State Possibly Impacts 15,000 People | CBS SF Bay Area

Fresno State data breach, 15,000 affected | SC Media US

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