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[TheRegister] Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

[TheRegister] Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

The UK government has secretly drawn up more details of its new bulk surveillance powers – awarding itself the ability to monitor Brits' live communications, and insert encryption backdoors by the backdoor.

[TheVerge] US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

[TheVerge] US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer-friendly internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from sharing your web browsing history without permission.

[ArsTechnica] After vote to kill privacy rules, users try to “pollute” their Web history

[Arstechnica] After vote to kill privacy rules, users try to “pollute” their Web history

While the US government is giving ISPs free rein to track their customers’ Internet usage for purposes of serving personalized advertisements, some Internet users are determined to fill their browsing history with junk so ISPs can’t discover their real browsing habits. [...]

[TheAtlantic] Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity

[TheAtlantic] Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity

Researchers have found a way to connect the dots between people’s private online activity and their Twitter accounts—even for people who have never tweeted. [...]

[TheGuardian] WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages

[TheGuardian] WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages

Privacy campaigners said the vulnerability is a “huge threat to freedom of speech” and warned it can be used by government agencies to snoop on users who believe their messages to be secure. WhatsApp has made privacy and security a primary selling point, and has become a go to communications tool of activists, dissidents and diplomats. [...]

[WashingtonPost] A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use ‘in plain English’ so kids would know their privacy rights

[WashingtonPost] A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use ‘in plain English’ so kids would know their privacy rights

[...] Members of “Generation Z” can spend up to nine hours a day sharing photos on Instagram, consuming “content” on YouTube and talking to friends on Snapchat. (Just don’t ask them to get excited about Facebook.)

But how much do these teens understand what they’ve agreed to give up when they start an account with those sites ? [...]

[WashintonPost] It’s begun: Internet providers are pushing to repeal Obama-era privacy rules

It’s begun: Internet providers are pushing to repeal Obama-era privacy rules

Some of the nation's biggest Internet providers are asking the government to roll back a landmark set of privacy regulations it approved last fall — kicking off an effort by the industry and its allies to dismantle key Internet policies of the Obama years.

[Politico] Why EU may battle May over the Snooper’s Charter

[Politico] Why EU may battle May over the Snooper’s Charter

In finally passing her surveillance bill, Britain’s PM just made Brexit even more complicated. [...]

[TheTelegraphUK] UK privacy watchdog to crack down on tech giants amid Facebook and Yahoo investigations

[TheTelegraphUK] UK privacy watchdog to crack down on tech giants amid Facebook and Yahoo investigations

The new head of the UK’s privacy watchdog plans to crack down on major technology companies, promising to “delve deeper” into the sector and push to align the UK with strict new EU data laws after Brexit.

[Morningconsult] FCC’s Final Internet Privacy Rules Will Likely Align With FTC

FCC’s Final Internet Privacy Rules Will Likely Align With FTC

In a shift from an earlier proposal, the Federal Communications Commission’s final rules to regulate the privacy practices of internet service providers are expected to be in line with the Federal Trade Commission’s approach, according to telecom and agency sources. [...]

[Bloomberg] Indian Students Score a Partial Win in Facebook Privacy Dispute

[Bloomberg] Indian Students Score a Partial Win in Facebook Privacy Dispute

Two Indian students scored a partial victory over Facebook Inc. in a closely watched legal battle over privacy, though they failed to get the internet giant to reverse policies they say threaten the rights of millions of users.

[ArsTechnica] New Snowden leaks reveal “collect it all” surveillance was born in the UK

The radical shift in the NSA's surveillance strategy to "collect it all" began in the UK, according to new revelations in the latest cache of documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

During a June 2008 visit to the Menwith Hill monitoring station in North Yorkshire, then-director of the NSA Keith Alexander asked: "Why can’t we collect all the signals, all the time?" He went on: "Sounds like a good summer homework project for Menwith!" [...]

[TheIntercept] Facing Data Deluge, Secret U.K. Spying Report Warned of Intelligence Failure

A secret report warned that British spies may have put lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, leading them to miss clues to possible security threats. [...]

[WIRED] Privacy Shield Will Let US Tech Giants Grab Europeans’ Data

[WIRED] Privacy Shield Will Let US Tech Giants Grab Europeans’ Data

Companies like Facebook and Google can continue transferring data from the European Union to their servers in the US under a new deal between the two governments that privacy advocates still say isn’t good enough.

[Policito] Privacy shield dead on arrival

[Policito EU] Privacy shield dead on arrival

The EU-US data transfer plan took several tough hits over the past week [...].