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IF Action Round-Up, October 15-28, 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/ifactionFor an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from October 15—28, 2012.

Access

Open Access Week 2012

Porn concern prompts new library web filters

Cybersecurity bill likely dead

 

Privacy

Amazon Wipes Customer’s Account, Locks All Ebooks, Says ‘Find A New Retailer’ When She Asks Why

Related: UPDATE: Amazon customer’s account mysteriously restored

How Companies Have Assembled Political Profiles for Millions of Internet Users

Related: Tracking Voters’ Clicks Online to Try to Sway Them

Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board Invites Public Input

… much more after the break

Supervisor John Avalos hopes to increase privacy controls on Clipper Cards

McDonald’s removes networking features in some online games

FTC Recommends Best Practices for Companies That Use Facial Recognition Technologies

How Will Elections Impact Privacy?

Warrantless Eavesdropping Before Supreme Court

Does Verizon’s Monitoring Of Customer Behavior Violate Wiretap Laws?

Related: Verizon draws fire for monitoring app usage, browsing habits

A Penny for Your Privacy?

Europe Presses Google to Change Privacy Policy

Related: FTC declines to join European criticism of Google

Related: Larry Page Defends Google’s Privacy Policy 

MasterCard Is Selling Your Data Just in Time for the Holidays

NJ bill would require surveillance notification

US panel urges care as DNA sequencing goes mainstream

Colman Chadam, California Boy, Ordered To Transfer Schools For Carrying Cystic Fibrosis Gene

Is Google a free speech opportunist?

As Microsoft Shifts Its Privacy Rules, an Uproar Is Absent

 

Censorship

Fate of challenged books at East Penn not yet decided

Censorship is Scary, Kids’ Right to Read Tells Rocklin School District

Internet anti-censorship tools are being overwhelmed by demand

Book stirs parent protests

Seattle Area Resident Shocked at Yaoi Manga, Asks Library to Revise Circulation Policy

Related: Library Director Responds to Seattle Manga Challenge

‘Uncle Bobby’s Wedding’ angers father, compares book to pedophilia (Video)

Related: Book on Gay Marriage Contested at Brentwood Library Board Meeting

Related: Challenged picture book likely to remain on Brentwood shelves

Related: Brentwood library board unanimous: challenged book stays

Twitter Censors Users for the First Time

 

Speech

In Texas, a Legal Battle Over Biblical Banners

Feigning Free Speech on Campus

Court finds Mo. students’ off-campus posts not protected

Related: Lee’s Summit Student Website Ruling Reversed

Twitter, Reddit and the battle over freedom of speech

 

 

Internet Freedom

Internet Freedom? You Are in an Internet Prison and You Don’t Even Know It

 

 

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