Privacy News for September 4

Government Surveillance

Surveillance Program that Gathered Americans’ Phone Data was Illegal, Court Finds | The Washington Post

GAO Report on DHS use of Facial Recognition on Travelers | Papers, Please!

CBP Isn’t Alerting Air Travelers to Biometrics Collection, Watchdog Says | Federal Computer Week

Trump Administration Plans Expanded Use of Personal Data | Minneapolis Star Tribune

Barr Imposes Limits on F.B.I. Surveillance of Political Candidates | The New York Times

Students’ and Minors’ Privacy

Online School Means Online Tests, Along with Computerized Surveillance | CNN

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Ordinance Would Regulate Albany’s Surveillance Technology | CBS6 Albany

Fourteen Places have Passed Local Surveillance Laws. Here’s how They’re Doing | Lawfare

Slouching Towards Dystopia

Everything is Listening — We Already Live in a Surveillance State, We Just Don’t Know It | Forbes

Amazon’s Surveillance can Boost Output and Possibly Limit Unions: Study | The New York Times

Privacy Tools and Techniques

How to Boost WhatsApp’s Privacy and Better Protect Your Data | WIRED

How to Protect the Data on Your Laptop | WIRED