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Digital collections put library patrons’ privacy at risk

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Some of them do, while some libraries proactively take steps to /block/ people who make egress Tor connections from the library’s network, which is a revolting contrast to the librarians who care. The same libraries who block Tor also impose SMS verification on Wi-Fi users. Note that article is US based and only the US has a “Library Bill of Rights”. Outside the US it’s quite a different story.

I wonder if it’s because privacy is in such a poor state of affairs in the US to start with that the US libraries are motivated to give some refuge.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

At first I thought it said libertarians lol

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Those guys too busy larping corpo propaganda and they love love their private sector daddies