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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Noisebridge Hackerspace

Librarians, Hackers and Privacy Activists Gather in San Francisco, June 29/30 [2015]

The day after this year's American Library Association confernece in San Francisco, the Noisebridge Hackerspace will host lawyers, hackers, librarians, and privacy ninjas in a two-day workshop on reinventing libraries' mission in the age of surveillance.

Alison Macrina and April Glaser | June 11, 2015

Library Freedom Project

If you follow news about mass surveillance, you may have heard about growing world of librarians fighting for Internet freedom. Since Snowden's revelations in June 2013, librarian-activism in defense of digital privacy and intellectual freedom has spread across the country.
Back in September, we wrote about our work with librarians in Massachusetts, who began teaching digital security classes as a way to introduce privacy-protecting tools to their patrons. That initiative became the Library Freedom Project winning Knight Foundation funding to expand the work to libraries nationwide.

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