IFAction News Roundup, May 11-17, 2014

Censorship, Intellectual Freedom Issues, Legislation

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 May 11 — May 17, 2014.


Filtering, Censorship, Whistle blowing, Free Press, and Free Speech Articles  

USC Upstate closes gender studies center that booked lesbian play 

Here’s how not to get sued when reviewing online products

Right to be forgotten vs. free speech

Greenwald On NSA Leaks: ‘We’ve Erred On The Side Of Excess Caution’

Edward Snowden’s Other Motive for Leaking


Access, the Digital Divide, Net Neutrality, and Intellectual Property Protection Articles 

Getting libraries ready for the election season

Liberal backlash threatens plan for Internet ‘fast lanes’ 

Net neutrality protesters are literally camped outside the FCC. And the agency is hearing them out.

Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries

Tablets proliferate in nation’s classrooms, and take a swipe at the status quo


Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

European Court Lets Users Erase Records on Web

Fake Peoria [IL] mayor Twitter account prompts real raid of West Bluff house

[California] Judge denies Gmail search warrant

‘Frontline’ Doc Explores How Sept. 11 Created Today’s NSA

H.R. 3361, USA FREEDOM Act

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