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December IF News from Kristin Pekoll

Posted By Todd A. Schlechte, Friday, December 11, 2015

The latest intellectual freedom news is provided by Kristin Pekoll of the ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom.

Intellectual Freedom News

December 11, 2015

 

Censorship

·        Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender kid Update: Photos: 'I Am Jazz' book reading draws 600 people in Mount Horeb

·        'This Book is Gay': Wasilla library mulls future of LGBT sex-ed book Update: After complaint over one LGBT guidebook, Wasilla library will move an entire section

·        Couple want book removed from District 196 libraries Update: Rosemount schools panel rejects parents' request to pull library book

·        School board member wants Muppets book banned Update: Muppet Book Should Stay in Curriculum

 

Privacy

·        IRS launches campaign to educate taxpayers about identity theft, refund fraud through Security Awareness tax tips

·        Librarians and privacy advocates ally to condemn cybersecurity bill

·        Security and privacy checklist for smart devices: 50 Million to be Sold Over the Holidays

·        White House meets with privacy advocates about encryption

·        Weak encryption won't defeat terrorists – but it will enable hackers

·        New York DA's Proposal to Backdoor Encrypted Devices Is Riddled With Vulnerabilities

 

Around the Web

·        Intellectual Freedom for All: Developing LGBTQ Collections

·        Banning mature-themed books isn't the answer

·        40% of Millennials OK with limiting speech offensive to minorities

·        Intellectual Freedom Blog | Welcome Jamie!

·        OIF and Intellectual Freedom at Midwinter

 

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If you see a news article about privacy, access, filtering or book challenges in a library or school, please email it to me. kpekoll@ala.org

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