August 22, 2014

A Missouri Public Library Agrees Not to Block Witch Websites

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A Missouri library has agreed not to censor patrons’ internet searches on the Wiccan faith, Native American religions and other spiritual matters, the ACLU said Wednesday. In the consent judgment, approved Tuesday, the Salem, Mo., Public Library’s board agreed not to re-impose filters that blocked the category “occult,” among others. […]

Internet Filtering and Censorship: OpenNet Initiative Releases 2011 Year in Review

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The OpenNet Initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; and the SecDev Group (Ottawa). From a Summary/News Release: The OpenNet Initiative is proud to announce the release of its 2011 Year in Review, […]

Article: "Seattle Libraries: No Sleeping or Eating Allowed, But Porn-Watching OK"

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer The Seattle Public Library has a long list of rules on things you can’t do in the library, to ensure the “comfort and safety” of staff and patrons. You can’t eat, sleep, look like you’re sleeping, be barefoot, be too stinky, talk too loudly, have a ringing cell phone, or make […]