IFAction Round Up, March 9—19, 2012

Censorship, General Interest, Intellectual Freedom Issues, 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 9-19, 2012.


Papers move, scrap ‘Doonesbury’ abortion law strip

Knoxville, TN: Pornographic required reading in Knox Schools? (Looking for Alaska)

PayPal backtracks on “obscene” e-book policy

Criminal Charges Dropped In Canada Customs Manga Case

Rochester, MN: District’s decision to remove book generates pushback (And Tango Makes Three)

Related: ‘Tango Makes Three’ was pulled in error (Rochester, MN)

Aiken, SC: Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of ‘pornographic’ sci-fi book (Enders’ Game)

Related: Three books at heart of investigation in Schofield teacher’s administrative leave

Cairnbrook, PA: Parents oppose book used in Shade-Central City classes (‘The Glass Castle’)

Lower Saucon Township, PA: School District Did Right by ‘Nickel and Dimed’


US Army: Geotagged Facebook posts put soldiers’ lives at risk

Identity Companies: Paid to Know About You

Minnesota girl alleges school privacy invasion

How Frictionless Sharing Could Undermine Your Legal Right to Privacy

Unknown Tech Company Defies FBI in Mystery Surveillance Case

Senators Demand DOJ Release Secret Spy Court Rulings

Related: Democratic Senators Issue Strong Warning About Use of the Patriot Act

FBI, stumped by pimp’s Android pattern lock, serves warrant on Google

NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) 

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