Press

Media inquiry? Please contact alison@libraryfreedomproject.org

Selected pieces written about us:

Librarians won’t stay quiet about government surveillance by Andrea Peterson in the Washington Post.

Librarians on the vanguard of the anti-surveillance movement by Cory Doctorow in Boing Boing.

Recognizing my library heroes of 2014 by Barbara Fister in Library Journal.

Boston library projects land $700,000 from Knight Foundation to teach public about privacy and city data
by George LeVines in BetaBoston.

Alison Macrina named one of Library Journal’s 2015 Movers and Shakers


Librarians vs the NSA.
by Zoë Carpenter in The Nation

Librarians: Privacy’s champions
by Cory Doctorow in Boing Boing.

With Privacy Pledge, Library Freedom Project Advocates for HTTPS by Matt Enis in Library Journal.

Public libraries will operate Tor exit nodes to make the service more secure by Jason Koebler in Motherboard.

Crypto activists announce vision for Tor exit relay in every library by Cyrus Farivar in Ars Technica.

First Library to Support Anonymous Internet Browsing Effort Stops After DHS Email by Julia Angwin in ProPublica.

Library Suspends Tor Node After DHS Intimidation by Parker Higgins in Electronic Frontier Foundation’s blog.

The US Government Pressured a Small Local Library to Turn Off Its Tor Server by J.M. Porup in Vice’s Motherboard.

Lebanon library at center of internet privacy debate in shutting off its Tor server by David Brooks in the Concord Monitor.

Library Will Vote On Giving Patrons Access To Anonymous Tor Browsers by Kelsey D. Atherton in Popular Science.

Law Enforcement Concerns Spur N.H. Library To Disconnect From ‘Tor’ by Peter Biello for New Hampshire Public Radio.

Editorial: Privacy Concerns and the Kilton Library in the Valley News.

Public library shelves plans to become part of Tor by Lisa Vaas in Naked Security.

Lebanon Library Resumes Support of Anonymous Web Browser Tor by Peter Biello in New Hampshire Public Radio.

Kilton Library’s Tor node is back online by Cory Doctorow in Boing Boing.

Library’s Tor relay—which had been pulled after feds noticed—now restored by Cyrus Farivar in Ars Technica.

West Lebanon library to keep backing Tor by Nora Doyle-Burr in the Concord Monitor.

N.H. Public Library Reconsiders Support For Anonymous Internet Network Tor on All Things Considered.

Libraries are banding together in support of Tor by Ariha Setalvad in The Verge.

Anonymous Browsing at the Library by Bruce Schneier.

A Dozen Libraries Want to Host Tor Nodes to Protest Government Fearmongering by Jason Koebler in Vice’s Motherboard.

How a small New Hampshire library stirred up a digital rights debate by Malena Carollo and Joe Uchill in the Christian Science Monitor.

NH Tor exit project in PrivacySOS blog.

Law enforcement e-mails highlight entrenched camps in Tor debate by Joshua Eaton in the Christian Science Monitor.

New Hampshire Library Reaffirms Tor Project Participation by Bob Warburton in Library Journal.

Alison Macrina named one of The Daily Dot’s internet freedom heroes of 2015

These Public Comments Saved a Library’s Tor Server from a Government Shutdown by Jason Koebler in Motherboard.

La biblioteca que abrió la puerta a Tor by Marilín Gonzalo in El Diario.

New Hampshire bill allows public libraries to run Tor in the face of federal challenges by Patrick Howell O’Neill in The Daily Dot.


Selected media appearances:

WBUR Boston’s Radio Boston interview with Alison Macrina, 2015/05/18.

On the Media’s “Librarians Vs. The Patriot Act”, 2015/06/05.

Alison Macrina on Law and Disorder radio, 2015/09/29.


Selected pieces written by us:

Radical librarianship: How ninja librarians are ensuring patrons’ electronic privacy by Alison Macrina and April Glaser in Boing Boing.

Librarians are dedicated to user privacy; the tech they have to use is not by April Glaser and Alison Macrina in Slate.

Why we need to encrypt the whole web…library websites too by Alison Macrina in LITA blog.

The Library Freedom Project: Bringing privacy and anonymity to libraries by Alison Macrina in the Tor Project blog.

Strong passwords for privacy and security by Alison Macrina for Choose Privacy Week.

The Tor Browser and Intellectual Freedom in the Digital Age by Alison Macrina in Reference and User Services Quarterly.

How a Small New Hampshire Library Fought Government Fearmongering by April Glaser and Alison Macrina in Slate.