Privacy News and Views for December 29

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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

The Great Data Breach Disasters of 2017 | Gizmodo

Government Surveillance

Not Ready for  Takeoff:  Face Scans at Airport Departure Gates | Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology

Privacy Complaints Mount Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border Since 2011 | New York Times

Those airport cameras tracking your face my not be legal, study finds | Washington Post

Government User Data Requests From Facebook Increased in this Year’s First Half | Investor NewsWire

Corporate Surveillance

You may not know much about the companies exposing your personal information. But they know a lot about you. | Washington Post

Web Trackers Exploit Flaw in Browser Login Managers to Steal Usernames | Bleeping Computer

Law and Regulation

Public opinion often sets privacy standards for smart city tech| GT

FTC Hosts Workshop Highlighting Consumer, Industry, and Law Enforcement Perspectives on Informational Injury | National Law Review
              “Informational injury,” the harm consumers suffer due to privacy and data security breaches.

Ninth Circuit Panel Upholds Dismissal of VPPA Claim, But Creates Low Bar for Satisfying Article III | National Law Review

Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Scope of Identifiable Information under VPPA | JD Supra

This Week in Data Breaches

Data breach could affect Tallahassee utility customers | WCTV Tallahassee

Possible data breach at Jason’s Deli connected to card numbers for sale on ‘dark web’ | Big Country News (Abilene, TX)

Nissan Canada says customer data may have been compromised in data breach | Globe and Mail

Nissan Canada Breach: Over 1 Million Customers’ Data Leaked | IT Security Central