IFAction Round Up, March 30-April 5, 2012

Banned Books Week, Censorship, Privacy, Uncategorized

OIF sponsors IFAction, 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 March 30-April 5, 2012.


Supreme Court Ruling Allows Strip Searches for Any Arrest

Can Apple give police a key to your encrypted iPhone data?

Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

Documents show cops making up the rules on mobile surveillance

Study: Most consumers ‘very concerned’ about online privacy

Tracking Twitter, Raising Red Flags

The Philosopher Whose Fingerprints Are All Over the FTC’s New Approach to Privacy

Campaigners criticise email and web monitoring plan (UK)



Ohio School to Let Gay Student Wear T-Shirt 1 Day

‘Annoying, Offending’ Language Online Would Be Crime Under Arizona Bill

Related: Media Coalition leads opposition to HB 2549

Group looking to ban ‘Nickled and Dimed’ at Easton High gets no pay back

Bird-Flu Papers, Recently Deemed Too Dangerous, Are Freed for Publication

Book ban nixed: ‘The Glass Castle’ to remain part of school’s curriculum


Privacy and Censorship

Internet Freedom Starts at Home by Rebecca MacKinnon.  Ms. MacKinnon will be the Opening General Session speaker at the ALA Annual Conference this June.


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