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IF Action Round Up October 29-November 11, 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 29–November 11, 2012.

 

Privacy

Surveillance Act Criticized, But Can It Be Fought?

Romney and Obama Campaigns Leaking Web Site Visitor Data

Agencies that use Google services at risk of data-mining, tech group says

Minneapolis police pushing for more license plate data privacy

Facebook unveils privacy education feature for new users

… and much more after the break!

Feds Ordered to Disclose Data About Wiretap Backdoors

Free apps pose hidden privacy, security risks, Juniper study warns

Surveillance and Accountability

Washington Post: Yes, We Need To Give Up Liberty For Security (commentary from techdirt)

Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant

Is Big Brother the New Normal? The Supreme Court Will Decide

Stingrays’ use to tap phones challenged

Privacy Isn’t Dead With Millennials, It’s Thriving

Privacy, Spectrum Among Top Mobile Issues

Supreme Court Weighing Genetic Privacy

Data collectors admit to lawmakers they mine Facebook for personal information

A Trail of Clicks, Culminating in Conflict

Election 2012 — Privacy and Unfinished Business (commentary from EPIC‘s Marc Rotenberg)

Why We Need New Rights to Privacy

Apple Says Calif. Privacy Law Doesn’t Apply To Web Retailers

As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy

 

Censorship

Once-banned Stephen King book will remain in Rocklin High library, district decides (Calif.)

Economist Stands By Tax Cut Study After GOP Successfully Demands Its Withdrawal

Did Facebook Censor an Anti-Obama Meme?

Minnesota teens fight school’s ban on yearbook content

No ‘Leak’ links: US National Archives blocks searches containing ‘WikiLeaks’

Sarah Timme, Colorado Mom, Wants School To Ban ‘The Most Dangerous Game’

Guilford County moms want reading list criteria changed (N.C.)

 

Privacy, Technology, Open Internet and the Election

Election 2012: where do Obama, Romney, Johnson, and Stein stand on tech issues?

Open internet: presidential candidates ignore online controversy

 

Access

AT&T backs down from FaceTime restriction following net-neutrality complaints

Megaupload Case Has Far-Reaching Implications for Cloud-Data Ownership Rights

 

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