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I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent. — Arthur C. Clarke

Time for appropriate cheering

Finally, the powers that be realize that not all pursuits of profit warrant annoying potential customers without reason, other than the fact they exist. from andrĂ©sgentry :: water Do-Not-Call Registry is Constitutional Here’s something sensible. Comparing the do-not-call list to a “No Solicitation” sign, a federal court today upheld the measure, striking down complaints from Continue reading Time for appropriate cheering

something to read

Passenger Profiling Violates Rights, Doesn’t Improve Safety Passenger Profiling Violates Rights, Doesn’t Improve Safety“We’re concerned that the Homeland Security Department’s CAPPS II plan sacrifices the privacy and civil liberties of travelers without a logical connection to safety and security,” said EFF Attorney Kevin Bankston. [EFF: Press] [EFF: Press]

time to stand up

Not everyone, I believe, knows what I’ve known for years: librarians are on the very front lines of defense for computer privacy rights. They always have been, since the earliest days in the 1980’s when it became at all practical for the general user to access what is now called the Internet. Check out the Continue reading time to stand up