IFAction Round Up July 16-23, 2012

Censorship, Computers, Intellectual Freedom Issues, Technology

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OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifactionFor an archive of all postings to the list since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from July 16-23, 2012.


The Public Is Left in the Dark When Courts Allow Electronic Surveillance

Bits: Parenting Dilemmas in the Age of Facial Recognition

Related: YouTube Adds Face Blurring for Protesters, Worried Parents

Consumer Data, but Not for Consumers

Privacy advocates satisfied with Lieberman’s cybersecurity rewrite

U.S. Admits Surveillance Violated Constitution At Least Once

We’ll Share Data, if We Get to Choose the Data, Survey Says

Little peepers everywhere – America’s laws governing digital and mobile surveillance are an unholy mess

Pew Internet & American Life Report on Big Data

Justice Department Sues Telecom for Challenging National Security Letter

Twitter Will Appeal Order to Turn Over Protestor’s Messages

College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers



Pornography in Public Causes Some to Gasp, Others to Shrug

Seaside Library changing policy following lawsuit



Unfit to Read – A public records project that looks at book challenges in schools in Missouri and across the country

To Ban or Not To Ban… A Book

Frederick County (Maryland) parents push to ban social studies textbook

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