Intellectual Freedom News 10/20/17

General Interest, Intellectual Freedom News

October 20, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • The KRACK attacks and libraries | OIF Choose Privacy Week; “Earlier this week Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet research group at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven announced his discovery of a set of related vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol used to encrypt communications over wireless networks. KRACK, as Vanhoef dubbed the vulnerability, expands to Key Reinstallation Attacks. […] To avoid the potential for interference with library networks or snooping on patrons’ online activity, libraries can take the following steps to mitigate the risk.”
  • Banned in Biloxi – What can you do to save To Kill a Mockingbird? | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “Biloxi Public Schools have been reticent in explaining who complained about the book, what the complaint was, whether they followed district policy, and what the replacement instructional material is. Sources deny that any committee was convened or alternate choices offered. It was just a decision by the superintendent, which is a clear violation of district policy.”

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See this week’s additional privacy news and updates on the Choose Privacy Week blog.

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Free Press, Social Media, and Fake News

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First Amendment Issues

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