Surveillance and privacy links April 25, 2014

Info on Russian Bulk Surveillance - Bruce Schneier - Schneier on Security

It appears that the infosec community and media have begun to shine the spotlight on Russian surveillance and their accompanying laws.

Coversnitch - Bruce Schneier - Schneier on Security

It's a lamp that has it's own Twitter account. What does it tweet about? Anyone having a conversation around the lamp. For less than $100 two artists have created a household device that not only listens to your conversations, but also tweets about it.

Parents win against cloud storage of US students' private information - Lisa Vaas - Naked Security

How would you feel if your children's personal information was being uploaded to a cloud provider by the school district he or she goes to? Well, several tech-savvy parents were none to pleased when several school districts across the country were doing exactly that. I get the idea behind the service, but I'm inclined to agree with the outrage. Now if we could just get outraged about parents who compromise their kids personal lives by posting about them on social media sites.