We often hear that Big Brother is watching you, but there are a lot of “Little Brothers” as well that wittingly or unwittingly funnel data to databases. Unfortunately, libraries and related organizations are a part of this surveillance environment, including the ALA.
By: T.J. Lamanna Cross-posted from the OIF Blog With the recent release of tools like Certbot and HTTPSEverywhere and organizations like Let’s Encrypt, it’s becoming easier and easier for non-enterprise web administrators to add SSL certificates to their websites, thus
Use these tools and tips to assure patron privacy on public computers.
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Defending patron privacy in the library means more than advocating against the PATRIOT Act; it also requires a commitment to utilizing practical privacy tools and tactics that secure patron data and help counter unwanted online data collection. Learn more about
by Deborah Caldwell-Stone and Michael Robinson This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration. The new rules would have required
crossposted from the ALA Washington Office The FBI and its powerful backers in Congress have been pushing relentlessly for years for access to all of our electronic communications, even the ones we think we’ve protected. They want to require by
Crossposted from the OIF Blog Today, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced its sponsorship of “Let’s Encrypt,” a free, automated, and open certificate authority. “Let’s Encrypt” is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG)