Privacy News and Views for December 29

Featured 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Protect Your Technology  | The New York Times New Consumers Union report catalogs the potential collateral damage from the crypto wars | BoingBoing Beyond Secrets: The Consumer Stake in the Encryption Debate | Consumers Union/Consumers Reports The Great Data Breach Disasters of 2017 | Gizmodo Government Surveillance Not Ready for  Takeoff:  Face Scans at Airport Departure Gates | Georgetown Law...

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Privacy News and Views for December 22

Featured Deadlock on NSA Surveillance Bills | District Dispatch ALA Joins 32 Organizations to Oppose House Bill Expanding and Codifying Section 702 Surveillance Privacy in 2017: A year in review | International Association of Privacy Professionals Government Surveillance Senate GOP Aims for Short-Term Extension of Surveillance Law | US News and World Report Key NSA surveillance program’s reauthorization hits roadblock in Congress | The...

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Privacy News and Views for December 15

Featured: Libraries and Privacy The State of HTTPS in Libraries | Choose Privacy Week No cameras for Lebanon libraries | Valley News (NH) Government Surveillance Secret surveillance methods in the Digital Age—how to ensure human rights protection | Phys.org Court Holds NYPD In Contempt For Refusing To Hand Over Documents Related To Black Live Matter Surveillance | TechDirt Corporate Surveillance You can log out, but you can’t hide |...

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The State Of HTTPS in Libraries

By: T.J. Lamanna Cross-posted from the OIF Blog With the recent release of tools like Certbot and HTTPSEverywhere and organizations like Let’s Encrypt, it’s becoming easier and easier for non-enterprise web administrators to add SSL certificates to their websites, thus ensuring a more secure connection between the user and server. The question which needs to be answered is, why, with so many tools available are libraries lagging behind in...

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Privacy News and Views for December 8

Featured Libraries and the Fight for Privacy | Cor Lehane, Huffington Post Government Surveillance Lawmakers Tie FISA Data Disclosures to Section 702 Reauthorization |  The District Sentinel The White House just bought four more months for NSA reauthorization | The Verge Warrantless surveillance can continue even if law expires, officials say | The New York Times These Are the Technology Firms Lining Up To Build Trump’s “Extreme Vetting”...

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