Privacy News for May 14, 2021

Privacy During the Pandemic

Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs | Sentinel Colorado

Government Surveillance

Shining a light on COINTELPRO’s dangerous legacy | The Hill

Federal Court Permits Warrantless Device Searches at Border | Security Boulevard

Biden to withdraw Trump rule collecting DNA from immigrants, citizen sponsors | The Hill

DHS launches warning system to find domestic terrorism on public social media | NBC News

China’s digital yuan could bring surveillance state to wallets at expense of US dollar | Washington Examiner

Surveillance Capitalism

Smart-home gadgets and video surveillance present new headaches at open houses | MSN

Biometric Privacy

Clearview hires DC lobbyists to educate on face biometrics technology |

Thales Explains Why Behavioral Biometrics is Like the Hidden Portion of the Iceberg | Find Biometrics

Laws, Regulations, and Legislation

Biden Executive Order Mandates Zero Trust and Strong Encryption | Info Security

New Report: From the Filing Cabinet to the Cloud: Updating the Privacy Act of 1974 | World Privacy Forum

Massachusetts Pioneers Rules For Police Use Of Facial Recognition Tech | NPR

Dayton imposes regulations on police surveillance tech | Dayton Daily News


The Very Weird Fight Between Facebook and the Encryption App Signal | Slate

Simple Encryption You Can Do On Paper | Hackaday

Privacy Tools and Techniques

Worried About Privacy for Your Selfies? These Tools Can Help Spoof Facial Recognition AI | Gadgets 360

Stay Safe From App Tracking | The New York Times

This Week in Data Breaches and Leaks

Data leak implicates over 200,000 people in Amazon fake product review scam | ZDNet

Over 25% Of Tor Exit Relays Spied On Users’ Dark Web Activities | The Hacker News

Colonial Pipeline Paid Roughly $5 Million in Ransom to Hackers | The New York Times

Ransomware gangs get more aggressive against law enforcement | Minneapolis Star Tribune

University of Houston seniors affected by data breach at cap and gown company | KHOU

Microsoft 365 email data breaches take center stage amid WFH in a new report | Tech Republic

The Perfect Storm — Healthcare Data Breaches | JDSupra

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