Privacy Tools in Action

Mt. Pleasant Library

Privacy Tools in Action

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

"'Tis one thing to talk about privacy and intellectual freedom in the abstract, but do we connect these notions explicitly to concrete digital literacy? The aim of this workshop is to reveal, frankly, how some information is “read” in computers, how persons can better educate themselves and their friends and family in the area of digital privacy so each person can take his or her knowledge beyond simply content into the realm of digital context. This aim brings together the direct-action option of making a few adjustments to a user's app settings by embracing a revised model of lifelong learning. The result more fully integrates the user’s own use of digital tools and their training of others to simultaneously provide better privacy and to educate each person about using digital tools more intentionally – even mindfully"

Please bring whatever devices you use: laptops, tablets, Chromebooks, phones etc. We will use the library's publicly accessible WiFi to take our digital privacy to the next level with Jesse Lambertson, an academic librarian in Washington, D.C.
 
Waivers to attend will be provided.