Privacy News and Views for October 27

Privacy News and Views for October 27

Featured: Libraries and Privacy ALERT: Library patrons in 10 western Wisconsin counties affected in data breach | 25News Securing Patron Privacy  |ALCTS Webinar Government Surveillance Exclusive: U.S. widens surveillance to include ‘homegrown violent extremists’ |Reuters US Begins Collecting Social Media Information from Immigrants | Voice of America New DHS Social Media Retention Practices Threaten Privacy, Freedom of Expression |...

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Privacy News and Views for October 20

Featured The KRACK Attacks and Libraries | Choose Privacy Week Severe flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi traffic open to eavesdropping | Ars Technica Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks | Reuters Why the Krack Wi-Fi mess will take decades to clean up| Wired Falling Through the KRACKS | A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering (blog) ALA files comments to Department of Homeland Security to protest plans to monitor...

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The KRACK Attacks and Libraries

By Galen Charlton Earlier this week Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet research group at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven announced his discovery of a set of related vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol used to encrypt communications over wireless networks. KRACK, as Vanhoef dubbed the vulnerability, expands to Key Reinstallation Attacks. The vulnerability exploited by KRACK lies with how Wi-Fi devices set up keys for encrypted...

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Privacy News and Views for October 13

Featured:  Encryption.  Again. The Justice Department Just Reignited Its Fight With Apple Over iPhone Encryption | Slate Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks on Encryption at the United States Naval Academy | Dept. of Justice GOP rep on responsible encryption: ‘You can call it whatever you want’ | The Hill DOJ grows frustrated with tech firms over encryption | CNN iOS 11 May Complicate Border Searches |...

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Privacy News and Views for October 6

Featured: Privacy, Security, and Digital Inequality How Technology Experiences and Resources Vary by Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Ethnicity | Data&Society     U.S. lawmakers want to restrict internet surveillance on Americans | Reuters Unintentional Noncompliance and the Need for Section 702 Reform | Lawfare Apple reports record number of U.S. national security requests | CNN Tech Congressman demands to know if DHS will...

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