IFAction News Roundup, May 18-24, 2014

Intellectual Freedom Committee, Intellectual Freedom Issues, 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 list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from May 18 — May 24, 2014.


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

[Colleges] Paralyzed by the ‘Heckler’s Veto’

A Media Shield Law That Wouldn’t Protect Glenn Greenwald Is Not A Media Shield Law; It’s A Joke

Twitter Agrees to Block ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan

Free App Lets the Next Snowden Send Big Files Securely and Anonymously

Speech groups alarmed by sex trafficking bill


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

The Open Internet and the Digital Divide

Should Revealing Fracking’s Chemicals Be A Crime?

Welcoming a New Voice in Copyright Reform — The Authors Alliance

Metropolitan Museum Of Art [NY] Claims Copyright Over Massive Trove Of Public Domain Works

Get a Read on This: Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide


Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

Surveillance, libraries and information manipulation

U.S. Indictment of Chinese Hackers Could Be Awkward for the NSA

NSA to test legal limits on surveillance if USA Freedom Act becomes law

Some Privacy, Please? Facebook, Under Pressure, Gets the Message

Chinese Government Bans Windows 8 From Its Machines

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