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IF Action Round Up May 4-10, 2012

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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 May 4-10, 2012.

Privacy

Senate to examine Obama plan for online privacy ‘bill of rights’
FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites – now
Passing the buck on location tracking
Schools can’t stop wondering what students are up to on Facebook
Twitter Hits Back at Court, Prosecutors Over ‘Occupy’ Order
Few Companies Fight Patriot Act Gag Orders, FBI Admits
Senators clash over Internet privacy
Dem lawmakers move to protect employee Internet passwords
Privacy labels aim to control prying eyes, personal data
Finger scanning at theme parks
Assembly votes to keep Facebook passwords private from employers

 

Censorship

Brevard libraries pull erotic best-seller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
Facebook Spam Filter Catches Some By Surprise
Petition seeks return of ‘Dirty Cowboy’
Sumner bans novel over teen sex scene
Controversial ‘In the Night Kitchen’ could return to Norridge school’s library
Iran’s Web censorship filters supreme leader’s own statement

 

Access

School Discounts Mandated by Federal E-Rate Program Largely Neglected

 

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