IFAction Round Up April 6—12, 2012

Censorship, Privacy

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 April 6-12, 2012.

Privacy
It’s time to take ownership of our personal data
Activists fight “cyber-security” bill that would give NSA more data
Strip-Search Case Reflects Death of American Privacy
Digital Diary: Instagram and the Internet’s ‘Secret’ Places
WSJ.com – Selling You on Facebook
Do Not Track Web Browser Option Gains Steam
This Internet provider pledges to put your privacy first. Always.
Facebook Offers More Disclosure to Users
A Primer on Domestic Drones: Legal, Policy, and Privacy Implications
CISPA bill targeted by activists

Censorship and Access
Iran plans to unplug the Internet, launch its own “clean” alternative
Q&A with Eric Adams, who is seeking to have the book, ‘Nickel and Dimed’ removed (PA)
Row in America over gay characters in EA video games
Richland School Board continues battle of the books
University Employees Hid Paper from Guests (VA)
Fond du Lac Public Library says ‘no’ to controversial bestseller (WI) ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Employer requests for passwords
Maryland bans employers from asking for Facebook passwords
ACLU warns Va. State Police about social-media policy
Facebook password vote becomes campaign issue in Arizona Senate race
Facebook passwords: why companies don’t use them to see your posts

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