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Here are the latest posts about Privacy on Writers Write:

  • Japanese Librarians Furious Over Haruki Murakami Privacy Breach (2015-12-03): Japanese librarians are furious about a leak to a newspaper of what books Nobel Prize winning author Haruki Murakami read in high school. The newspaper refused to apologize.

  • American Library Association, ABFFE, and Tor Join Coalition to Stop NSA Surveillance Program (2013-06-13): A group of freedom of speech activists, journalists, publishers, internet companies and civil rights groups are demanding that Congress outlaw the NSA surveillance program

  • Google Denies Participating in NSA's Secret PRISM Program (2013-06-07): Google has denied participating in Google's secret PRISM program. Google says they have never even heard of it.

  • Mark Zuckerberg Calls PRISM Reports Outrageous (2013-06-07): Mark Zuckerberg has called PRISM outrageous in a new post on his Facebook page.

  • Sale of Borders Data to Barnes & Noble Approved After Email Opt-Out Added (2011-09-29): Bloomberg reports that U.

  • Video: Bill Bryson and Stephen Colbert Discuss Lack of Privacy in Times Past (2010-10-15): Stephen Colbert did a very entertaining interview with author Bill Bryson, whose new book is At Home: A Short History of Private Life.

  • Colleges Balk at RIAA Requests (2008-08-13): Colleges are furious with the RIAA, which has been ramping up its efforts to stop illegal file sharing on college campuses.

  • J.K. Rowling's Privacy Complaint Rejected (2008-06-27): J.

  • Librarians Just Say No to Patriot Act (2007-06-27): Wired reports on librarians who refused to comply with the Patriot Act.

  • AOL Searcher No. 4417749 (2006-08-08): AOL's accidental unleashing of hundreds of thousands of AOL customer's private searches has already resulted in the discovery of at least one specific person.

  • Service Helps You Spy on MySpace Members (2006-03-23): MySpace accounts are public so you can spy for free.

  • New Jersey Bill Would Stop Anonymous Blog Comments and Forums (2006-03-07): A new New Jersey bill seeks to stop anonymous posts on blogs and forums.

  • Workers Have Little Internet Privacy at Work (2005-12-12): A Wired article looks into the privacy rights workers have to use the Internet from work and finds that there isn't much privacy at all.

  • WSJ Suggests Keylogging Software to Snoop on Blogging Teens (2005-11-30): The gig may be up for teens that are trying to keep a blog secret from their parents.

  • Friendster Feature Controversy (2005-10-14): Wired reports that a new feature on Friendster, a blogging and social network service that competes with MySpace.

  • John Twelve Hawks: Living Off the Grid (2005-06-28): USA Today delves into the mystery author who calls himself John Twelve Hawks.

  • House Defeats Reader Privacy Amendment (2004-07-13): Last Thursday the House defeated the Freedom to Read Protection Act proposed by Rep.