IFAction News Roundup, October 26 — November 1, 2014



The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from October 26 – November 1.

Filtering, Censorship, Whistle blowing, Free Press, and Free Speech Articles  

Verizon news site banned from covering spying, ‘fast lanes’

#BBCtrending: Murdered for tweeting in Mexico?

Flight cancelled when “Al-Quida” Wi-Fi network became available [LAX]

Officials identify second suspected leaker

Beau Willimon [House of Cards]: TV Enjoying ‘Unprecedented’ Amount of Creative Freedom


Access, the Digital Divide, Net Neutrality, and Intellectual Property Protection Articles

How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism

The Internet Association launches voter information site

The United States of Reddit: How social media is redrawing our borders.

Crooner in Rights Spat: Are copyright laws too strict?

Digital divide exacerbates US inequality


Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

White House computer network ‘hacked’

ACLU Calls Schools’ Policy to Search Devices and ‘Approve’ Kids’ Web Posts Unconstitutional

Snowden decries ‘culture of immunity’ for law-breakers

Vermont’s Automatic License Plate Readers: 7.9 Million Plates Captured, Five Crimes Solved

Verizon Wireless crosses the privacy line on Web browsing


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