IF Action Round Up September 24—October 6, 2012

Censorship, General Interest, Privacy

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 September 24—October 6, 2012.


Facebook Launches ‘Gifts’ in Crafty Data Play

Facebook, Twitter, email passwords made private under California law

Facebook: Federal online privacy rules would violate free speech rights

Related: U.S. Is Tightening Web Privacy Rule to Shield Young

Privacy groups seek investigation of Facebook’s retail data sharing

Do-not-track settings are less than meets the eye

How much privacy does the Constitution guarantee for the blood’s chemistry?

Rented Computers Captured Customers Having Sex, F.T.C. Says

When GPS Tracking Violates Privacy Rights 

Facebook Now Knows What You’re Buying at Drug Stores

How Private Are Your Private Facebook Messages?

Privacy Advocates and Advertisers at Odds Over Web Tracking

What if Web Users Could Sell Their Own Data?

Bieber, Rihanna fan sites agree to $1 million FTC settlement for collecting information about children

Privacy war heats up between ACLU, DOJ

House Clears Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Gov. Brown vetoes requiring a warrant for cellphone location info


How to Make a Book Disappear

Library to block porn websites

Like Water for Chocolate: Idaho high school pulls book from reading list

Controversial East Penn books remain on reading list

Related: Porn or Not Porn? Help us Decide on Oct. 11

Parents say children’s books too sexual (Georgetown, TX)

Pat Conroy: Book-banners are invariably idiots

Schools look at software blocking non-sexual LGBT websites

Fewer books banned in Texas schools

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding: Brentwood (Mo.) Library Book on Gay Marriage is Contested

Free Speech

ARTHUR OCHS SULZBERGER, 1926 – 2012: Publisher Who Transformed The Times for New Era

Symposium Revisits Landmark Student-Speech Cases

Free to choose

Report On Internet Freedom Shows We’re Seeing Less And Less Of It


Microsoft DMCA Notice ‘Mistakenly’ Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

MPAA chief admits: SOPA and PIPA “are dead, they’re not coming back.”

Calif. governor vetoes bill to restrict police power to blackout cellphones

Seeking the red print in a red state: James Varney

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