IFAction Round Up, December 11-16, 2012

Censorship, 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 December 11-16, 2012.

This is the FINAL IFAction Round UP put together by our intern, Erin Sommerfeld.  Many thanks to Erin for her terrific work on these!  And welcome to our new intern, Bradley Compton!


They Know What You’re Shopping For

YOU FOR SALE: A Vault for Taking Charge of Your Online Life

Apps for Children Fall Short on Disclosure to Parents, Report Says

Homeland Security increasingly lending drones to local police

Related: State senator hopes to pass bill, ban police from using drones

A Plan to Stop the Feds From Reading Your Emails

A Step Toward E-Mail Privacy

Naperville District 203 Schools Track Students’ Weight, Junior High Parents Furious (Ill.)

New privacy concerns as your TV may soon be watching YOU

Difference Engine: Nobbling the internet

U.S. Terror Agency To Tap Citizen Files

FTC poised to release new rules to protect children’s online privacy

Senate panel approves Franken’s location privacy bill



School officials vote to keep controversial book in curriculum (The Glass Castle, Traverse City, Mich.)

“Fight Club” Nixed from AP English in Texas After Parental Complaints

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