Public profiles, web browsing results and advertisements tailored to you based on email content and other browsing histories, check-ins, public wi-fi, location-based services, billions upon billions upon billions of pictures and videos, public records … yeah … thinking about privacy in the digital age can be overwhelming, scary, and really, really interesting.
Since libraries hold stake in privacy issues, it’s no surprise that the American Library Association (ALA) sponsors Choose Privacy Week. Head over to the Choose Privacy Week blog to access daily tips, videos, and forums all about online surveillance and privacy. For example, check out these tips for using public access computers or any of the videos embedded below.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be huddled in a cave with our tin foil hat.
“Vanishing Liberties: The Rise of State Surveillance in the Digital Age”
“Data Mining, Government Surveillance, and Civil Liberties”