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Ref Desk: Keeping Your Data While Border Crossing

Since the subject of international border crossing shenanigans for travelers has come up in the news, I found this tidbit on Boingboing.com: How to legally cross a US (or other) border without surrendering your data and passwords The combination of 2014’s Supreme Court decision not to hear Cotterman (where the 9th Circuit held that the […]

EPA Quietly Resumes Dismantling Library System

Washington, DC — Despite promises to consult with Congress before proceeding with dismantlement of its library system, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered its libraries to “disperse or dispose of their…contents,” according to agency directives released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The move to eliminate physical collections comes as EPA’s own enforcement branch warns about the risks of hampering environmental prosecutions.