IFAction Round-Up, March 11-17, 2013

Academic Freedom, Computers, PATRIOT Act, Privacy

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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 March 11 —March 17, 2013.


Privacy, Surveillance, and Cybersecurity

Harvard Search of E-Mail Stuns Its Faculty Members

Rolling StonePolice Spying on American Muslims Is a Pointless National Shame 

U.S. plans to let spy agencies scour Americans’ finances

Reuters Employee Charged With Helping Anonymous Hack News Site

Federal Judge Finds National Security Letters Unconstitutional, Bans Them


Censorship and Free Speech

Rhode Island ACLU Report Finds Prevalent Internet Censorship in Public Schools

Illinois county to pay ACLU $600K after high court voids eavesdropping law

Chicago School District Under Fire for Restricting Access to ‘Persepolis’


Access and Intellectual Property Protection 

Obama gets mixed marks for record on secrecy

Bradley Manning Speaks: In Leaked Court Recording, Army Whistleblower Tells His Story for First Time

RIP: Google Reader Meets Its Inevitable End

Gov’t won’t even give page counts of secret PATRIOT Act documents

What Librarians Need to Know about the New Copyright Alert System

Aaron Swartz to Be Honored by [American] Library Association

Wisconsin man banned from all libraries on earth [Racine]



Steubenville Rape Guilty Verdict: The Case that Social Media Won

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