IFAction Round Up, March 23-29, 2012

Censorship, Privacy

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/ifaction. For 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 March 23-29, 2012.


Occupy Wall Street Library Confiscated in Union Square

Sarkozy: Jail those who browse terror websites

Brooklyn High School Fines Students $100 For Using Facebook, Expulsion If They Don’t Stop


U.S. Relaxes Limits on Use of Data in Terror Analysis 

Related: New counterterrorism guidelines permit data on U.S. citizens to be held longer

Related: ACLU: New Domestic Intelligence Rules Undermine Privacy, Security

Related: How the U.S. Government’s ‘Big Cauldron of Data’ Affects Your Privacy

Senators Question Employer Requests for Facebook Passwords

FTC releases final privacy report, says ‘Do Not Track’ mechanism may be available by end of year

Related: U.S. Agency Seeks Tougher Consumer Privacy Rules

Yahoo To Implement ‘Do Not Track’ Mechanism Globally By Early Summer (Subscription only)

Ahead of the Bell: Internet Privacy Hearing

The Unsocial Network: Privacy Is Staging a Comeback on Facebook

Google releases account activity tool


On Education:  School District Told to Replace Web Filter Blocking Pro-Gay Sites (Camdenton, MO)

Related: School district settles with ACLU over blocking gay advocacy websites

Salt Lake library board votes to filter public Internet access

House set to move ‘online freedom’ bill

Austin Carroll, Indiana High School Student, Expelled For Tweeting Profanity

Parents won’t pursue challenge of ‘Tango’ book (Rochester, MN)


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