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Wednesday News: Protecting library records for digital books, sexual harassment against librarians, self-published author’s new Kickstarter campaign, and cookies gone wrong

Wednesday News: Protecting library records for digital books, sexual harassment against...

New Jersey Passes New Reader Privacy Act, Expanding Laws to Cover eBooks – New Jersey just became the third US state (along with California and Arizona) to pass a law that extends library patron privacy to digital books. I’m not… more

Thursday News: B&N disses desktop downloads, new Kindles to ponder, breakthrough digital textbook for visually impaired students, and interview with Alison Bechdel

Thursday News: B&N disses desktop downloads, new Kindles to ponder, breakthrough...

B&N Ends Desktop Downloading – In a stealth move and without notifying its existing customer base, BN has removed the ability for readers to download Nook purchases to their desktops. Readers who complained were told that they could download the… more

Thursday News: Austrian law student sues Facebook, Romance novels and “fisting,” interview with OkCupid’s Christian Rudder, and a “pro-gun” children’s book

Thursday News: Austrian law student sues Facebook, Romance novels and “fisting,”...

More than 20,000 people are now suing Facebook in Europe over privacy – Austrian law student Max Schrems claims that he has gotten 20,000 people from 100 countries to join his lawsuit against Facebook for a variety of privacy violations…. more