IFAction Round-Up, January 1-13, 2013

Censorship, Privacy, Technology

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 1-January 13, 2013.



Six states outlaw employer snooping on Facebook

Editorial: Next privacy issue for Florida? Police drones

Bush-Era Wiretapping Case Killed Before Reaching Supreme Court

Blowback From Publication Of Gun Owner Data Continues — Threats, Lawsuits And Rejected FOIA Requests

Is Broadband Internet Access a Public Utility?

Obama OKs Netflix-to-Facebook Sharing as E-Mail Privacy Reform Falters


Censorship and Free Speech

Connecticut Town Will Collect, Destroy Violent Games [Southington]

Related: CT Town Schedules, then Cancels Good Ole Fashioned Video Game Burning

Google concedes defeat in China censorship battle

Pentagon bans Towleroad,  AMERICAblog sites for being “LGBT.” Coulter, Limbaugh ok

… much more below the break!

The Age of Surgical Censorship [Iran]

Survey Says: Parents Concerned About Media Violence

Top video game publishers meet with Biden on gun violence

Anonymous seeks to make DDoS attacks a legal form of protest


Access vs. Intellectual Property Protection and Government Secrecy

Senate confirms FTC, FCC picks

Publishing Without Perishing

A Texas Public Library Turning FEMA Emergency Shelter Grant Into Science Education Center

Record 5-Year Prison Term Handed to Convicted File Sharer

How To Combat Book Piracy This Year

Library of Congress has archive of tweets, but no plan for its public display

Republican staffer fired for copyright memo talks to Ars

Computer Scientists Measure How Much of the Web is Archived

Pirated Buildings In China And The Rise Of Architectural Mashups

Rise of the next digital divide: Women and the web

Lionsgate Censors Remix Video That The Copyright Office Itself Used As An Example Of Fair Use

Government’s great digital divide [India]

Newtown library flooded with grief books after school shooting

Internet Activist, a Creator of RSS, Is Dead at 26, Apparently a Suicide

San Antonio’s Launching the First Completely Bookless Public Library



The Internet of Things Has Arrived – And So Have Massive Security Issues


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