Privacy News for September 21

Government Surveillance

Revealed: The Justice Dept’s secret rules for targeting journalists with FISA court orders | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Massachusetts Police Tweeted a Screenshot—and Accidentally Revealed They’re Watching Left-Wing Activist Groups | Slate

Consumer Surveillance

Congress Fails To Include A Single Consumer Advocate In Upcoming Privacy Hearing | TechDirt

Dems Debut New Opt-in Privacy Bill | Broadcasting & Cable

Thune eyes 2019 for privacy legislation push | Politico

How to Exercise the Power You Didn’t Ask For | Harvard Business Review

New California Law Aims to Fix the Internet of Broken Things | Motherboard/Vice

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children’s Data | New York Times

Just Say No to ‘Just Say No’: Organizational Approaches to Youth and Online Privacy in the Americas | Medium

Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids | TechCrunch

They put microchips in their employees. Now this company is helping parents track their children.  | Washington Post

Biometric Privacy

Facial-recognition scanners at airports raise privacy concerns | Washington Post

Sen. Harris tells federal agencies to get serious about facial recognition risks | Tech Crunch

Privacy Self-Defense

Apple’s next Safari update makes it harder for Facebook to track you online | Mashable

This Week in Data Breaches

Newegg confirms credit card information was taken in a sophisticated attack | PC World

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