[Libs-Or] Fwd: [lita-l] Everything to Hide: A Toolkit for Protecting Patrons' Digital Privacy
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Tue Jul 12 13:24:58 PDT 2016
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From: Rory Litwin <rlitwin at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 1:23 PM
Subject: [lita-l] Everything to Hide: A Toolkit for Protecting Patrons'
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Everything to Hide: A Toolkit for Protecting Patrons' Digital Privacy
Instructor: Alison Macrina
Dates: August 1-26, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
In an era of dragnet digital surveillance from intelligence agencies and
corporate entities, how can libraries fight back to protect our patrons'
privacy and intellectual freedom? In this course, Alison Macrina of the
Library Freedom Project will teach about strategies and tools that can
taught to patrons to computer classes and one-on-one tech sessions, or
installed on patrons PCs, to help safeguard digital privacy and take back
our right to read and research freely in the internet age. Alison will
cover basic concepts in digital privacy and tools that are appropriate for
a range of technical abilities. These tools cover search tracking,
behavioral tracking, safe browsing, encrypted communications and more.
- Gain some basic knowledge of major surveillance programs and
authorizations, how proprietary digital tools track users, and the effects
of surveillance on privacy and intellectual freedom.
- Understand basic concepts in digital privacy like encryption, FLOSS,
personally identifiable information, plain text, decentralization, etc.
- Learn how web browsers track you, and private and anonymous alternatives
to mainstream browsers.
- Learn how websites and third-party trackers follow you across the web,
and how to blind the trackers and make websites more secure.
- Identify some of the major privacy and security problems with mobile
devices and some ways to minimize mobile tracking.
- Learn at least one advanced level security tool (PGP, OTR, I2P,
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy rights activist, and the founder and
director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make
real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching
librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy
rights and law, and privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard
digital freedoms. Alison is passionate about connecting surveillance issues
to larger global struggles for justice, demystifying privacy and security
technologies for ordinary users, and resisting an internet controlled by a
handful of intelligence agencies and giant multinational corporations. When
she’s not doing any of that, she’s reading.
Read an interview with Alison Macrina about her work and about this course:
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as
long as it is not full). The "Register" button on the website goes to our
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institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing
address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants
to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make
arrangements: inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com
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