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[Update: clarified a sentence about whose privacy is touched, and where.] I had missed the story “Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse.” There are surprising details, including that you might be able to shut it off, and the phrase “If a customer declines, we do…

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The decision in Carpenter v. United States is an unusually positive one for privacy. The Supreme Court ruled that the government generally can’t access historical cell-site location records without a warrant. (SCOTUS Blog links to court documents. The court put limits on the “third party” doctrine, and it will be fascinating to see how those…

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Recently, we shared a privacy threat model which was centered on the people of Seattle, rather than on the technologies they use. Because of that, we had different scoping decisions than I’ve made previously. I’m working through what those scoping decisions mean. First, we cataloged how data is being gathered. We didn’t get to “what…

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