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This guide is a general introduction to Digital Privacy and is part of a Digital Privacy Workshop.
If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, or have any questions, please contact me.
- What do we mean by digital privacy?
- Is privacy important to you? Why or why not?
- Is privacy important to everyone? Is it more important for some?
- What measures are you already taking to protect your privacy?
- What are some current examples of ways privacy is compromised?
- What do you hope to learn today? What are your strongest concerns about digital privacy?
- What do you want to protect?
- Who do you want to protect it from?
- How likely is it that you need to protect it?
- How bad are the consequences if you fail?
- How much trouble are you willing to go through in order to prevent those?
Protecting Your Privacy
Your data IS the product.
- create strong passwords
- 2 factor authentication
- keep secure and updated
- Browsing and searching
- device name
- Social Media
- Default setting is public. Know how to set it to private.
- Default settings share data and ad targeting. Know how to check and change these settings.
- Read Terms of Services
- Tagging. Know how to change these settings, respect other's privacy.
ASK QUESTIONS BE AWARE BE ALERT KEEP LEARNING
Privacy Apps and Tools
Duck Duck Go
Alternative to Google as a Search Engine. Emphasizes user privacy, provides privacy information on the websites visited,
Browse the internet anonymously and privately.
Tor for IOS
Not an official TOR browser, but created by a TOR developer
Tor for Android
Official Tor Browser for Android devices
Signal Messaging App
Text messaging app that protects privacy.
Tool Guides: Surveillance Self Defense
Step-by-step tutorials to help you install and use handy privacy and security tools from Surveillance Self Defense
Digital Privacy Workshop Room
Steps to Take
Everyday steps you can take to control your digital privacy, security, and well being in ways that feel right to you.
Library Freedom Resources
Posters, bookmarks, presentations, and more resources to help with teaching and promoting privacy.
Surveillance Self-Defense from EFF
We’re the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an independent non-profit working to protect online privacy for nearly thirty years. This is Surveillance Self-Defense : our expert guide to protecting you and your friends from online spying.
Security Planner is a project of the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary group based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
Privacy Information from Rutgers
Thank you for attending the Digital Privacy Workshop. If you would like to learn more about this, or other Library Workshops, please contact me. Contact information in the box to the right.
If you are able to spare a minute, please take a moment to provide some feedback and answer this 4 question survey (link also above). I would appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve based on comments and suggestions.
Reference and Instruction Librarian