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Privacy and Security

Workshops

Your mobile device, accounts and online activity generate a lot of personal data. This information can end up in the hands of big data collectors, governments or even criminals. To minimize the potential of surveillance, manipulation and extortion we can apply the best practices for staying organized and securing our devices and accounts.

 

Take Action

Workshops

Start activating your immunity from cyber criminals and hidden surveillance by following the checklist below. This is a starting point. We are actively improving this resource, so please share suggestions using our Survey

Topic

Tutorial

  Software updates

Minimize risk of hacking and malware by keeping your operating system up-to-date

  Password Managers

Stay organized and optimize security using password management software

  Screen Lock

Be ready for the possibility of device theft by protecting your photo data with the lock feature

  Find My

Setup the Find My service to have the possibility for recovery options if you lose your device

  Data Privacy Settings

Review the built-in privacy settings and have peace of mind that the apps you use are not tracking you

  Private Browser

Use a web browser designed to limit the ways website can track you

 

Learn More

The potential for learning about privacy and security is endless.  The challenge is knowing when you know enough, for now.  Check out the following resources when you're ready to keep going:

Print

The age of surveillance capitalism : the fight for a human future at the new frontier of power By Shoshana Zuboff

Identifies how wealth and power are accumulating in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold.

The Complete Online Security Manual (digital) by Papercut Limited

Access visual explanations of security risks and find dozens of practical steps for securing devices and online accounts.

Permanent Record By Edward Snowden

Autobiography of the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

Web

Citizen Lab

University of Toronto research center investigates and publishes articles about policies and practices of state agencies and corporations that affect personal freedom of expression online.

Consumer Reports - Privacy Planner

Easy-to-use guide providing personalized recommendations for keeping social media accounts from being hacked, locking down devices ranging from smartphones to home security cameras, and reducing intrusive tracking by websites.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.  Offers free information and tools for protecting your privacy and security.

Virtual Privacy Lab

Learn about privacy topics and generate a custom privacy toolkit geared towards your online needs.

 

Next Steps

Check out our Upcoming Events!  Join us for hands-on Tech Talks workshops and in-person Tech Help.  Also, sign up for our monthly Newsletter.

Workshops

Your mobile device, accounts and online activity generate a lot of personal data. This information can end up in the hands of big data collectors, governments or even criminals. To minimize the potential of surveillance, manipulation and extortion we can apply the best practices for staying organized and securing our devices and accounts.

 

Take Action

Workshops

Start activating your immunity from cyber criminals and hidden surveillance by following the checklist below. This is a starting point. We are actively improving this resource, so please share suggestions using our Survey

Topic

Tutorial

  Software updates

Minimize risk of hacking and malware by keeping your operating system up-to-date

  Password Managers

Stay organized and optimize security using password management software

  Screen Lock

Be ready for the possibility of device theft by protecting your photo data with the lock feature

  Find My

Setup the Find My service to have the possibility for recovery options if you lose your device

  Data Privacy Settings

Review the built-in privacy settings and have peace of mind that the apps you use are not tracking you

  Private Browser

Use a web browser designed to limit the ways website can track you

 

Learn More

The potential for learning about privacy and security is endless.  The challenge is knowing when you know enough, for now.  Check out the following resources when you're ready to keep going:

Print

The age of surveillance capitalism : the fight for a human future at the new frontier of power By Shoshana Zuboff

Identifies how wealth and power are accumulating in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold.

The Complete Online Security Manual (digital) by Papercut Limited

Access visual explanations of security risks and find dozens of practical steps for securing devices and online accounts.

Permanent Record By Edward Snowden

Autobiography of the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

Web

Citizen Lab

University of Toronto research center investigates and publishes articles about policies and practices of state agencies and corporations that affect personal freedom of expression online.

Consumer Reports - Privacy Planner

Easy-to-use guide providing personalized recommendations for keeping social media accounts from being hacked, locking down devices ranging from smartphones to home security cameras, and reducing intrusive tracking by websites.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.  Offers free information and tools for protecting your privacy and security.

Virtual Privacy Lab

Learn about privacy topics and generate a custom privacy toolkit geared towards your online needs.

 

Next Steps

Check out our Upcoming Events!  Join us for hands-on Tech Talks workshops and in-person Tech Help.  Also, sign up for our monthly Newsletter.