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When the watchdog whimpers: new report proposes no legal fixes for NSA’s warrantless “702” surveillance program

Created as an independent federal agency by Congress in 2007 to safeguard the public’s privacy and civil liberties in the wake of 9/11, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has just adopted and published its second major report

Posted in Cybersecurity, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Privacy & Surveillance

Filtered-down access: an uncensored look at technology and the LGBT community

When you hear internet filters, your mind probably does not immediately jump to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. However, LGBT members are among those most affected by content filtering in public schools and libraries, which often censors

Posted in Digital Divide, Intellectual Freedom, OITP Tagged with: , ,

Scary “Zombie” Cybersecurity Legislation Lives Again in Senate

With the popularity these days of all things “zombie,” it was inevitable DD supposes that Congress would want to get in on the craze. The legislative proof first went by the killer name “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,” or

Posted in Cybersecurity, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, Privacy & Surveillance

“If at first you don’t succeed…” USA FREEDOM Reform Odds in Senate Bolstered by Midnight Amendment to House Defense Appropriations Bill!

DD doesn’t know if Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) meditate but, if they do, “Try. Try Again.” could well be their mantras. Unbowed by the House’s last minute gutting and passage of a fatally

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The HathiTrust ruling and what you should know about it

Yesterday, ALA issued a statement celebrating the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on HathiTrust v. Authors Guild. People who do not follow copyright or work in academic libraries may be unaware of the importance of this ruling. In the

Posted in Copyright, Intellectual Freedom, OITP Tagged with: , ,

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