IF Action Round Up, November 19-December 2, 2012

Censorship, Computers, Privacy

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 listFor an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from November 19-December 2, 2012.



Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy

Building an Iconography for Digital Privacy 

Leahy denies supporting bill to allow warrantless email searches

Judge orders sex harassment plaintiffs to produce Facebook passwords

Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker

Facebook wants to end user voting on policy changes

Related: Two consumer groups urge Facebook to back off privacy changes

Legality of Warrantless Cellphone Searches Goes to Courts and Legislatures

Senate committee passes email privacy legislation

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Legality of Warrantless Cellphone Searches Goes to Courts and Legislatures

City Is Amassing Trove of Cellphone Logs (New York, NY)

Some Sites Reserve Right To Share Personal Data

Related: New data on privacy policies shows 20 percent of sites may sell data

Ex-NASA Scientist’s Effort to Protect Privacy Is Frustrated by Courts and Thieves

Who’s Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition

Microsoft STALKS YOU even more than supermarkets do, says dev

App developers, privacy advocates work out suggestions for policy disclosure

Questions Surround Software that Adapts to Students

ISPs Delay Monitoring of Illicit File-Sharing


Free Speech

High court: Ill. can’t enforce law barring taping of police

Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age


Internet Freedom

Issa looks to ban Internet regulations

Integrity of Internet Is Crux of Global Conference

Related: Who Should Govern the Internet? A Future Tense Event Recap

Keep the internet open: Net Neutrality explained



Two views on books in Guilford (N.C.) schools

Survey: School web filtering can impede learning

Apple’s iPad Book Ban Violates The Hippie Spirit Of Steve Jobs: Author

9th Grade English Assignment Prompts Some Parents To Ask For Book Ban (Ohio)

Mich. teacher suspended for playing Macklemore gay marriage song


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