IF Action Round Up — February 17-23, 2012

Censorship, General Interest, Privacy, Technology, Uncategorized

OIF sponsors 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 February 17-23, 2012.


‘Waterland’ to Stay in Plymouth-Canton’s AP English Curriculum

Journal’s concern over bird flu research

Internet again disrupted in Iran ahead of election

Troy School Board tables approval of ‘The Kite Runner’ (Pennsylvania)

ACTA: EU court to rule on anti-piracy agreement

Book ban ‘to guard moral values’ (Malaysia)

Region: Slovak book ban spurs controversy (Czech Republic)

Shakespeare book under review after parent raises concern at Liberty Middle (South Carolina)


Disruptions: And the Privacy Gaps Just Keep On Coming

The Right to Be Forgotten

Apple, Google, Amazon agree to post mobile app privacy policies

Web Firms to Adopt ‘No Track’ Button

‘Privacy bill of rights’: Advocacy groups, industry weigh in

“Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World” (PDF)

Feds urge court to reject laptop encryption appeal

Drones Set Sights on U.S. Skies

How Companies Learn Your Secrets 

Microsoft leaves privacy hole in browser, Google uses it

DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Halt Challenge to Warrantless Eavesdropping

Homeland Analysts Told to Monitor Policy Debates in Social Media 

Manhattan District Attorney Subpoenas Occupy Protester’s Twitter Account


Aligarh Muslim University’s library out of bounds for undergraduate girls

Sioux City library staff in balancing act regarding homelessness

Free Speech

Justices Appear Open to Affirming Medal Law 

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