What resources can we offer you?
Here are some of the questions we intend to answer:
- How do I respond to people that say they have nothing to hide and aren’t concerned with privacy at all?
- What do I need to know and how to tell others about unauthorized data collection? What are its consequences?
- How do I stay safe while browsing and searching the web?
- How do I choose software that encrypts my information and keeps it safe?
- How do I communicate securely with family, friends, co-workers?
- Where is the line between public and private information?
We are accepting suggestions for content and guests for sessions that can guide us through the labyrinth of options.
- You can come to our workshop, learn something useful, and share your expertise by telling us your perspective on the discussed subjects and entering feedback
- You can suggest an instructional video, movie, documentary, or reading on privacy, digital trust, or data equity
- You can make a presentation and lead a discussion on a product, service, or topic related to our workshop
- You can do some outreach through online channels or by sending emails or posting on social media about our workshop
When considering presentations and other materials for the workshop we will be looking at their correctness, utility for individuals and cooperators, and balanced tone of presentation respectful to the audience.
Some of Our Past Workshops:
- Passwords and Password Managers:
- Simplifying your personal security with password managers and why we should not save passwords and other sensitive data in our browsers.
- Browsers, Cookies and more:
- What cookies are and how to manage them and Short demo of how sites store cookies and other data in your browser
- Browser Isolation and Browser Fingerprinting:
- Sharing how Browsers “call home” and other places without your consent, How Browser Fingerprinting is used to identify you
- Introduction to Search Engines and Privacy:
- How to get the best search results while maintaining your privacy.
Videos from Past Meetings
2021 June 17th
2021 June 24th
2021 September 15th
2021 September 22th
2021 September 29th
- Rob Braxman’s analysis of cookies and other tracking methods used by the Ad Tech
- What cookies are and how to manage them
2021 October 13th
2021 October 20th
- How do we regain control of our data? What is surveillance capitalism? – Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff
- GDPR – Requirements for Terms of service
Recorded Privacy Data Workshop-Live Presenters
2021 November 3rd
Recommended Video Channels
The Hated One : Mass surveillance is a backdoor into freedom of speech. Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely. I am not a professional. I just try to spread the message I believe is important. I am non-partisan. I always will be. (Use Youtube link if Invidiious is blocked)
Robert Braxman : The Internet Privacy Guy, a public interest hacker, and technologist who uses his extensive knowledge of cybersecurity and tech to serve the public good. Robert cares about privacy and warns you of digital manipulation, disinformation, mass surveillance.
- https://www.pdxprivacy.org (Privacy Groups, Tool and Educational Resources)
- https://actsecure.github.io (stay safe at public gatherings and more…)
- https://tosdr.org/ (making sense of popular service terms and privacy policies without reading too much legalese)
- A list of services and tools to protect your privacy against mass surveillance
- https://www.digitalsafetea.com/ (it’s a game!)
- https://huaira.org/medios/shigradigital (translations)
- Privacy-conscious software and services for your digital needs
- Federated networks where you can escape the corporate clouds
How Your Browser is Being Tracked:
Best Information Security Podcasts to Follow in 2019 https://digitalguardian.com/blog/best-information-security-podcasts
Data & Society Podcast – Conversations about the Power of Technology and the Societal Implications of Data and Automation https://listen.datasociety.net
COVID-19 Privacy & Data Protection Resources https://sites.google.com/fpf.org/covid-19-privacy-resources
FramaSoft – They host a ton of free-software services for anyone that does not want to self-host, but
use the best FLOSS and non-corporate-hosted tools. A great option, IMO. The main site is French (there are English versions of most things they have).
https://switching.software/list/self-hosting – I have played
with YunoHost and it is pretty cool, actually. Especially for groups that have a
number of different services they would like to host for themselves.
Other random links of interest:
https://open.coop/2018/04/03/making-of-the-coop-cloud/ – older
article, but links to a number of relevant items.
https://riseup.net/en/security/resources/radical-servers – not
directly related, but useful to know about.