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[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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Posted in Cybersecurity, Library Advocacy, OGR, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Telecommunications

Is Snowden a Whistleblower?

Here’s a selected cross-section of op-eds and editorials: YES Edward Snowden Is A Whistleblower The American Civil Liberties Union Opinion – August 1, 2013 Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower The New York Times Editorial – January 1, 2014 Why Edward Snowden Should

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Government Information, Intellectual Freedom

ALA President: NSA surveillance “must be curtailed”

In a statement released today, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling commented on President Barack Obama’s Friday remarks on the National Security Agency surveillance program (read the full statement). “After months of calling for more government transparency and public

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Posted in Government Information, OGR

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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Posted in Cybersecurity, Government Information, Library Advocacy, OGR

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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