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Guest post: Research methodology and findings from MLIS students’ privacy study

February 17, 2016 in guest post, success stories

Editor’s note: below is a guest post from Paige Sundstrom, an awesome MLIS student who worked with a group of other students at the University of Washington investigated privacy practices and needs in libraries, at both the individual and institutional level. We were impressed with the work of these students and asked Paige to write up a summary of the project in order to amplify the work of these students and encourage other MLIS students to build on this research. Are you a library science student focusing on privacy? Want to hear more about the research project these UW students conducted? Please get in touch!

Hi! I’m Paige — a first year MLIS student at the University of Washington’s iSchool. Last quarter I worked with three fantastic ladies (Alexa, Alexandra, and Stephanie <3 <3 <3) on a research project on Internet privacy and am excited to share my/our experience with all of you!

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LFP wins Rose Foundation funding

January 4, 2016 in news, projects

We are thrilled to share some exciting news about the future of Library Freedom Project. Thanks to a grant from the Rose Foundation’s Consumer Privacy Rights Fund, Nima Fatemi will be joining Library Freedom Project as our chief technologist. Nima has been a dedicated volunteer with LFP for over a year, most notably helping create the highly successful Tor exit relay pilot project that we recently concluded in New Hampshire. With support from Rose Foundation, we’ll be able to continue the exits project at scale, with Nima traveling to libraries all over the country to implement relays. Nima will also conduct privacy trainings in libraries, taking them to a more advanced level, and help libraries set up privacy-protecting infrastructure.

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The Library Freedom Project presents: Digital Rights in Libraries

December 20, 2015 in dril, events

So we made the announcement for our unconference back in February, and almost immediately it outgrew the original plan and became a two-day, multi-track event that’s so much more than a traditional unconference. We’re fortunate that speakers and technology trainers from Mozilla, Creative Commons, Hack the Hood, EFF, Freedom of the Press Foundation, Internet Archive, and more have decided to join us, and we really hope to see you there too.

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  • “DHS (Department of Homeland Security) fought to stop libraries from using privacy technology, but @LibraryFreedom beat them. Librarians are badass.”
    Edward Snowden
    Board Chairman, Freedom of the Press Foundation