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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Privacy News and Views for September 29

Featured A History of FISA Section 702 Compliance Violations | Open Technology Institute (Interactive Timeline) Government Surveillance Most Americans think the government could be monitoring their phone calls and emails | Pew Research Center US Homeland security will start collecting social media info on all immigrants October 18th | Gizmodo People Are Worried About DHS Plans To Gather Social Media Info | Buzzfeed DC appeals court rules...

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Privacy News and Views for September 22

Featured: Institutional Lack of Candor | Demand Progress   “A primer on recent unauthorized activity by the Intelligence Community.” At multiple junctures, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has identified serious compliance problems with Section 702 of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, often based on the government’s repeated inability to follow basic rules that are supposed to protect Americans. Libraries...

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