IF Action Round Up, April 13-19, 2012

Censorship, Privacy, Uncategorized

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 April 13-19, 2012.


Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook
Face recognition software at businesses raising privacy, safety concerns
Unanswered Questions in F.C.C.’s Google Case
Related: Google Is Faulted for Impeding U.S. Inquiry on Data Collection
Privacy watchdogs call for new Google probe
Related: Google Says Snooping on Wi-Fi Networks Isn’t Illegal
When the cops subpoena your Facebook information, here’s what Facebook sends the cops
California bill would block cellphone tracking without warrant

Graphic material found in online library for elementary students
Beaverton City Library reconsiders how to respond to pornography, public masturbation cases
EU Parliament Wants Tighter Monitoring of Internet Censorship
A-C board to vote tonight (4/19) on book ban
America’s high-risk bid to beat web censors
Chalk Protester’s Free Speech Rights Violated, Judge Rules
MPAA Filter Censors Legit Torrent Files on isoHunt
Global Internet filtering in 2012 at a glance

Analysis: “Cybersecurity” bill endangers privacy rights
CISPA gets a rewrite but still threatens Americans’ privacy
CISPA Monitoring Bill: Just the Facts

Experts Explore Measures to Close the Digital Divide

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