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IF Action Round Up, Feb. 24-March 1, 2012

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OIF sponsors an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all postings to the list since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from February 24-March 1, 201

IF Action Round Up – February 24-March 1, 2012

Privacy

Manhattan District Attorney Subpoenas Occupy Protester’s Twitter Account

White House, Consumers in Mind, Offers Online Privacy Guidelines 

Related: The problem with Obama’s privacy ‘bill of rights’

FBI Turns Off Thousands of GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling

Facebook sued over tracking members’ Internet use

Appeals court: Fifth Amendment protections can apply to encrypted hard drives

Opt-Out Provision Would Halt Some, but Not All, Web Tracking

I’m Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web

Bits: Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to Photos 

Google unified privacy settings unsettle users

Related: States Challenge Google Privacy Policy Change

Google implements privacy policy despite EU warning

New Google privacy policy has law-enforcement holes, say experts

 

Censorship

Bill would have Bible in schools, ban other texts

One Million Moms Threatens Toys ‘R’ Us With Boycott Over Archie Comics’ Gay Wedding Issue

Self-Censorship: Q&A with publishers

PayPal Takes Controversial Stance Against Sex

 

Access

Europe in Turmoil Over Internet Anti-Piracy Legislation

Legislation to Bar Public-Access Requirement on Federal Research Is Dead

Pakistan plans system to filter and block websites

Ore. Public Library Sued for Denying Meeting Room to Faith-Based Group

 

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