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Magic, Mischief, or Malevolence? Online Privacy, Internet Security, and You
In an age when we can easily access online information, share photos with family and friends, and live a large part of our lives via the Internet, we often don't give a second thought to "how" all that works. As Arthur C. Clarke said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." But is there any dark magic at work to make our online lives possible? This presentation will explore how much control you give up - both willingly and unwittingly - over your data, your information, your research, and your privacy when you go online and how you can (possibly) mitigate those effects.
Understand the difference between privacy and security
Learn a number of strategies for protecting one's information online
Gain confidence to explain these concerns to patrons
Don Boozer, Manager: Literature Department, Ohio Center for the Book, and Homebound Services at Cleveland Public Library.
Don is also an adjunct instructor at Kent State University School of Information teaching "Information Sources and Reference Services." Previously, Don was coordinator of Ohio's statewide online reference service, KnowItNow24x7; a subject librarian in Literature at Cleveland Public Library; and a reference librarian at Barberton Public Library