Privacy News for May 24

Government Surveillance

Police Stop People for Covering their Faces from Facial Recognition Camera then Fine Man £90 After he Protested | Independent

Biometric Privacy

Amazon Shareholders Reject Facial Recognition Sale Ban to Governments | TechCrunch

Facial Recognition Has Already Reached its Breaking Point | Wired

Laws and Regulations

Albany Lawmakers Introduce Bill Banning Landlords from Using Facial Recognition Technology | Gothamist

An Australian Worker Won a Landmark Privacy Case Against His Employer After He was Fired for Refusing to Use a Fingerprint Scanner | Business Insider

F.T.C. Commissioners Back Privacy Law to Regulate Tech Companies | The New York Times

Privacy Complaints Near 150,000 in First Year of GDPR | EPIC

Thought Pieces

The Concept of “Return on Data” | Schneier on Security abstract of forthcoming Yale Law & Policy Review publication

Of Data, Ethics, and Leadership: Building a National Roadmap for Web Privacy and Web Analytics | Montana State University, Coalition for Networked Information (video)

Our Cars are Now Roving Computers. Is the Fourth Amendment Ready? | ACLU

Privacy Tools

Avoid Surveillance with Helm, a Home Server Anyone Can Use to Keep Emails Truly Private | The Intercept

Tor Browser 8.5 Released: Security Fixes and Stable Android Version | ghacks

Simple Ping Blocker for Firefox | ghacks

Spot the Surveillance: A VR Experience for Keeping an Eye on Big Brother | EFF

Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Fingerprinting iPhones | Schneier on Security

Google Stored Some Passwords in Plain Text for Fourteen Years | The Verge

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp with Just a Phone Call | Wired

Meltdown Redux: Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets from Millions of PCs | Wired

Ransomware Cyberattacks Knock Baltimore’s City Services Offline | NPR