This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration.
A new report from a UK digital textbook provider has shown that many students are fine with teacher snooping if it ends up leading to increased classroom performance. The report, titled “University of the Future,” implies a strong benefit to allowing teachers to track what students have read and how long they have spent studying.
Alongside your personal resolutions for 2017, consider making several professional goals related to intellectual freedom.
Gawker.com announced their bankruptcy. While this was celebrated by many, the reasons for their dissolution are worth understanding.
A federal appeals court recently delivered a victory for Microsoft that also serves as a positive step forward for individuals who want to keep their email private.
A video released by Motherboard this week shows how RFID devices sitting around an office (or say, a library) could be used to listen in on conversations from a distance because of the lack of security these devices have. While this video exploits a pretty high-level hack, it does show how a phone can be turned into a bug through a message sent from a wireless printer on the same network.
On just a normal day at work, recently, a young boy came up to me to inquire about the next book in a series. We had the item, but it was currently checked out. I asked for his card and put the item on hold for him. Everything was normal, and then, just as he was leaving, he asked if he could see who had the item checked out.
by Dorothea Salo (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) If knowing about privacy-protecting practices is half the battle, teaching them to others is the other half. Many librarians in many contexts find themselves […]
by Carolyn Caywood (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) At the American Library Association’s 2006 annual conference, ALA Council passed a resolution to work “toward a national conversation about privacy as an American […]
by Rigele Abilock and Debbie Abilock (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) The girl swallows the pill. Millions of tiny magnetic nanoparticles disperse into her bloodstream. They are her trusty scouts, tracking her body […]