Sunday, September 7, 2008
Cory Doctorow - Privacy: Is it Time for A Revolution? (Nebraska Library Commission Blog): "Protecting reader privacy and confidentiality has long been an integral part of the mission of ALA and its members. Should it continue to be a priority? In an age when people increasingly use social networking to expose intimate life details, does privacy still matter to information seekers? Does anyone care if their library records and online searches are being tracked? If they don't, why should they? Author Cory Doctorow discusses the importance of privacy and what's at stake if the persistent erosion of privacy continues unchecked. Part of a panel presented by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom at ALA's 2008 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California."