IFAction News Roundup, January 4 — January 10, 2015



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 January 4 – January 10.

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

Rage Against the Machine Defy Ethnic Studies Ban, Says Arizona Schools Chief – KRS-One also targeted for “promoting resentment toward a race or class of people”

Teaching Hip Hop Illegally Promotes Ethnic Solidarity, Arizona Official Says

Parenting in the Age of Online Pornography

Salman Rushdie: ‘I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, as We All Must’

Free speech, university codes collide

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

IRS officials to discuss library tax form program

Our System Is So Broken, Almost No Patented Discoveries Ever Get Used

The Internet of Things Plans to Make Libraries and Museums Awesomer

School buses bring Wi-Fi to impoverished families

What is a library: Quaint vestige of the Gutenberg era, or cutting-edge panacea for social needs?

Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

Law would protect students’ online privacy

Sony Hackers Threaten U.S. News Media Organization

Books and Browsers: Privacy for Digital Library Patrons

Protecting Consumer Privacy while Building a Smarter Grid

Snowden: US started rash of cyberattacks


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