Tag Archives: cloud computing

How an outdated law may endanger your fourth amendment rights

The ALA joins with like-minded groups such as the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a new campaign to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The campaign site is VanishingRights.com. ECPA was last updated in the mid-1980s and describes the lengths that government may go to in order to access private digital information. At ... Read More »

Ask Your Representative to Vote NO on CISPA

Please call and ask your U.S. Representative to OPPOSE H.R. 3523, The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 or CISPA, one of several bills to be considered in the U.S. House of Representatives during “Cybersecurity Week” starting April 23, 2012. Look up and call your U.S. Representative here and look up his or her twitter handle here. Ask your ... Read More »

ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in second annual contest

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has selected programs at Creekview High School in Canton, Ga.; Orange County Library System in Orlando, Fla.; North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, N.C.; and OhioLINK in Columbus, Ohio, as the winners of the association’s second contest to honor cutting-edge technologies in library services. In October 2010, OITP ... Read More »