IFAction Round Up, March 2-8, 2012

Censorship, Freedom to Read Foundation, General Interest, Privacy, Technology, Uncategorized

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Chemerinsky: Supreme Court Weighs First Amendment, the Stolen Valor Act and the Protection of Lies

Related: The Freedom to Read Foundation submitted an amicus brief in this case, arguing that the Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional.  For details, visit http://www.mediacoalition.org/U.S.-v.-Alvarez.


Criticism grows over NYPD’s Muslim spying; NJ gov key 9/11 lesson ignored

Related: New York Times editorial:  Surveillance, Security and Civil Liberties

New privacy policy lets Google watch you – everywhere

U.S. court approves warrantless searches of cell phones

Obama admin wants warrantless access to cell phone location data

Mobile Users Need Bill of Rights, Privacy Advocate Says [Electronic Frontier Foundation]

Lawmakers question agencies snooping on employee emails

Facebook Loses Privacy Case in German Court Over Email

Govt Job Applicants, College Students Asked to Surrender Facebook Information

RSA 2012: Bruce Schneier on the Threat of “Big Data, Inc.”


Lawsuit filed against Seaside Library (Ore.)

FCC Asks for Comments on Mobile Network Shutdowns for Public Safety

Bill to overhaul FCC heads to House floor

Obama admin: War is peace, IP negotiations are transparent


Book Review Policy Won’t Include ‘Instructional Materials’ (Conn.)

Request To Reinstate MAS Program In Tucson Denied

PayPal sparks furor over limits on “obscene” e-books

Reading assignment questioned at Shade-Central City (Penn.)

Related: Parents can choose

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