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IFAction Round Up, October 7-14, 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 7—14, 2012.

Free Speech

Attorney says Ind. library violating free speech

Related: Injunction sought to lift library plaza ban

 

Privacy

Supreme Court refuses to hear NSA, AT&T wiretapping case

Senator Opens Investigation of Data Brokers 

Lawmakers blast advertisers for ignoring ‘Do Not Track’ on Microsoft’s Explorer

New Lark Bracelet Wants to Track Your Whole Life

Biometrics in the School Lunch Line:Why Parents Should Be Concerned About the Privacy Implications of This Trend

Related: A sandwich away from a privacy violation

Study Finds Broad Wariness Over Online Tracking 

Reading someone’s Gmail doesn’t violate federal statute, court finds

Related: Peering into email accounts

Disruptions: Seeking Privacy in a Networked Age 

Your iPhone Is Tracking You Again

GAO report: Wireless consumers don’t know how location data are shared

 

Censorship

Book Banning at RHS Raises Student Concerns

Related: High School Considers Banning Stephen King Book Containing Graphic Rape Scene

Sherman Alexie: The Value of Subverting Authority

Keith Gray on Censorship and Writing for Young Adults

‘Prep,’ ‘Acid Test,’ Challenged in East Penn Before

Controversial book to stay on reading list at Hardin Valley Academy

 

Access

Libraries Seek Balance Over Porn on Public Computers

Related: Opinion Letter: GR Library’s Pornography Policy Not Strong Enough

US ambassador: Internet fee proposal gaining momentum

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