Privacy News and Views for November 17


Criminals make student data public in escalating demands for ransom | NBC News

Government Surveillance

Sessions: Surveillance Reform Could Be ‘Exceedingly Damaging’ to National Security |

The NSA should delete its trove of data on Americans | The Atlantic

Corporate Surveillance

TV stations are about to track you and sell targeted ads, just like Google and Facebook | Washington Post

New FCC Regulation Raises Concerns Over Spying TVs and Obsolescence| Gizmodo

It’s time to tax companies for using our personal data | New York Times

Missouri AG launches antitrust and privacy probe of Google | MediaPost

As Amazon looks to unlock your door, taking stock of meaning of privacy | NPR


Giant Wall of Lava Lamps Helps to Protect 10% of Internet Traffic (Seriously) | Nerdist

Broadband Privacy

Wireless Industry Lobbies To Ban States From Protecting Your Privacy, Net Neutrality | Techdirt

Biometric Privacy

Hackers say they’ve broken face ID a week after the iPhone X release | Wired

Digital pill that tracks use when swallowed gets FDA approval | Bloomberg

Law and Regulation

Wireless carriers on mute as U.S. top court hears big privacy case | Reuters

GDPR: Crackdowns and conflict on personal privacy| Financial Times

Facebook safe from massive privacy lawsuit for now | CNet

Florida court: Dead or not, privacy right remains alive | U.S. News and World Report

Right to Be Forgotten

Freedom of expression: Paper looks at ‘right to be forgotten’ in Latin American context | Intellectual Property Watch

This Week in Data Breaches

Forever 21 customers may have been targeted in credit card data breach | KRON-TV

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