IFAction News Roundup, December 7 — December 13, 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 December 7 -December 13.

Filtering, Censorship, Whistle blowing, Misinformation, Cyber Threats/Bullying, Free Press, and Free Speech Articles  

Society, institutions, and common sense: Themes in the discourse of book challengers in 21st century United States [Abstract]

Facebook doesn’t transform free speech into a lesser right

New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail

Hanover [VA] School Board rejects request to ban controversial film

Dick Cheney Says Senate Torture Report Is ‘Full of Crap’


Access, Corporate/Government Secrecy, the Digital Divide, Net Neutrality, and Intellectual Property Protection Articles

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Silicon Valley Bets Millions That This Site Can Improve Our Democracy

Ghost of Antipiracy Bill SOPA Haunts New Copyright Push

U.S. senator [Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI]: Why couldn’t we have taken down the Pirate Bay?

Obama’s pick to head the Patent Office has Congress’s support. She just doesn’t have its approval.

Your Internet access could be tax-free for another year (at least)


Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

Obama renews NSA spying program after reform bill fails

Hackers leak top Sony executives’ emails

Millions of Student Records Sold in Bankruptcy Case

Hack said to cause fiery pipeline blast could rewrite history of cyberwar

Dem senators warn cellphone tracking could violate Constitution


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