IFAction News Roundup, November 30 — December 6, 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 November 30 -December 6.

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

Social Media Help Fuel Protests After New York Officer Not Indicted Over Death of Eric Garner

Supreme Court split on free speech protections for Facebook threats

LA man first to be sentenced under California’s “revenge porn” law

In the ‘global struggle for Internet freedom,’ the Internet is losing, report finds

Twitter to make reporting abuse and blocking ‘easier’


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

School libraries are essential for learning [PA]

Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband

Study: $17B tax hike from Obama Web rules

Publishers Weekly honors ALA leadership for library ebook advocacy

Urban Libraries Council Recommends Higher Level of Support for Libraries That Serve the Most Users from the FCC


Privacy, Surveillance, Hacking, and Cybersecurity Articles    

Obama asks Congress to fund 50,000 police body cameras

Online education run amok? Private companies want to scoop up your child’s data.

Who Should Own the Internet? Julian Assange on Living in a Surveillance Society

Key Senate bill would ban federal wiretap access to mobile devices

New bill aims to block forced government backdoors in tech products


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