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ALA supports “CORE Act” to expand access to learning resources and school libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the leadership of Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sherrod Brown (OH-D) and Representative Marcia Fudge (OH-D) for introducing the “Core Opportunity Resources for Equity and Excellence (CORE) Act” (S. 2557/H.R. 5001). The legislation aims

Posted in Legislation, OGR, School Libraries

[Heads up] The Day We Fight Back: Feb 11th day of action on surveillance and privacy reforms

On Tuesday, February 11th, library supporters are asked to mount a major action to urge Congress to pass major reforms to our surveillance laws. As part of The Day We Fight Back, thousands of websites will host banners urging people

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What’s next for surveillance reform?

Library advocates can expect 2014 to be a year full of privacy and surveillance issues. The potential for reform of our country’s surveillance laws and programs is serious business and will take dedicated association and grassroots resources to contribute to

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What does a New Year bring to our privacy and surveillance?

The article below is the first in a two-part series about surveillance. Thinking about resolutions or intentions for 2014 On this last day of 2013, like most of us, I’ve been thinking about new opportunities and challenges for American Library

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New Freedom Act could reform PATRIOT Act

Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill that would place restrictions on bulk phone and internet government surveillance, and permit companies to make public the number of FISA orders and

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