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Privacy News and Views, May 27 – June 2

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in News and Updates


Dewey Decibel Podcast: Protecting our privacy | American Libraries

Government Surveillance

In Trump’s America, Black Lives Matter activists grow wary of their smartphones  |  Washington Post

Calling on the U.S. Congress to learn about surveillance. From Batman. | Access Now

New Social Media Screening for U.S. Visitors Goes Into Effect | Fortune

Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens | Miami Herald

The Fourth Circuit Remands Wikimedia’s Suit Against the NSA Back to District Court | Lawfare Blog

The UK government is going to pressure internet companies to let it read people’s private messages | The Independent

Corporate Surveillance

Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Your Online Profile | MIT Technology Review

Republicans want to let robocallers spam your voicemail | Washington Post

Libraries and Privacy

Readium’s New Licensed Content Protection May Result in Better Reader Privacy | Go To Hellman Blog

Student Privacy / Filtering

Here’s the catch: District relies on filters to monitor content students accessing on web | The Republic

Privacy Self-Defense

Don’t Expose Yourself: A Guide to Online Privacy | Wall Street Journal

7 in 10 Smartphone Apps Share Your Data with Third-Party Services  | Scientific American
The Lumen Privacy Monitor, a free Android app, analyzes the traffic apps send out and allows the user to see which applications and online services actively harvest personal data.

Seven reasons parents should care about kids and online privacy  | Salon.com

Broadband Privacy

ISP-Loyal Marsha Blackburn Pushing New Broadband Privacy Law, But It’s A Hollow PR Show Pony With No Chance Of Passing | TechDirt

Encryption / Scholarship

Analyzing Accessibility of Wikipedia Projects Around the World  |  Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Study finds there was less censorship of Wikipedia after shift to HTTPS-only content

International/Right to Privacy

Court: Dead daughter’s parents have no right to access her Facebook account | Ars Technica

This Week in Data Breaches

OneLogin suffers breach—customer data said to be exposed, decrypted | Ars Technica

University of Alaska: thousands affected by data breach, including names, social security numbers | KTUU

DATA BREACH: Kmart says customer credit card information hacked  | Dayton Daily News

What to do if you ate at Chipotle during the massive data breach | WPTV.com

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Updates from State Library Services

TO: Minnesota Libraries
FROM: State Library Services
DATE: January 23, 2017
SUBJECT: Updates from State Library Services

Updates from State Library Services

Support Kindergarten Readiness Using Minnesota’s Newly Revised ECIPs
The complete revision of Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards: The Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs)—including parent guides in English, Hmong, Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese and Russian—are now available on the MDE website. The ECIPs provide benchmarks for parents and care providers so they can know when a child is on track and identify if a child might need additional early learning supports. The language, literacy and communications ECIPs highlight how well the Every Child Ready to Read 2 curriculum supports early literacy learning. The ECIPs can also help you enhance your early learning programing and children’s play environments to support kindergarten readiness across all of the early learning domains, including approaches to learning, math, scientific thinking, the arts, social and emotional awareness, social systems and physical movements. Contact Jackie Blagsvedt (651-582-8805) for more information.

New E-Reader Users Need Your Help
If your patrons need help downloading ebooks to their brand-new e-readers, check out this handy resource featuring step-by-step access advice for major platforms and devices. The website is an ILEAD USA project designed by librarians in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, please contact Emily Kissane (651-582-8508).

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