Marty McGuire

Posts Tagged privacy

Mon May 3
πŸ”– Bookmarked left alone, together

“the amount of energy that would be required for all of us to monitor everyone we’ve ever given any data to, forever, is just too much”

Wed Apr 21
πŸ”– Bookmarked Adactio: Journalβ€”Get the FLoC out

“The flaw in Google’s reasoning is the fundamental idea that tracking is necessary for advertising. That’s simply not true. Sacrificing user privacy is fundamental to behavioural advertising …but behavioural advertising is not the only kind of advertising. It isn’t even a very good kind of advertising.”

Tue Aug 25
πŸ”– Bookmarked Open source tools for activists

“Here are a few auditable, open source tools that I believe activists can rely on.”

Thu Nov 21

Amnesty International (rightly) calls out the damages of surveillance capitalism by Google and Facebook but, ouch, they serve up behavioral trackers for ad networks on their own content. 😩

Wed May 30
πŸ”– Bookmarked Self-hosting maps: taking control over UX and users’ privacy // Sebastian Greger

“the design driver for this exercise was to create a solution that allows to embed an (interactive) map where the browser only contacts a third party after informing the user beforehand or – even better – not at all.”

Wonderful post by Sebastian Greger, and right up my alley. I look forward to trying this out with the checkin posts on my site!

Thu Feb 22
πŸ“• Finished reading The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue
Tue Apr 25
πŸ”– Bookmarked Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance

“Above all, people need to have control of their data, a way to carve out private and semi-private spaces, and a functional public arena for politics and civil discourse. They also need robust protection from manipulation by algorithms, well-intentioned or not.”

Sun Mar 19

πŸ—“οΈ Digital Self-Defense: A Workshop

Space 2640 2640 Saint Paul St. Baltimore MD 21218
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Ever worry that the internet knows more about you than you know about it? Companies, governments, and individuals can collect and track our communications and metadata whether we give informed consent or not. Meanwhile, those most vulnerable to these online risks may not have the greatest access to the information and resources to defend against surveillance and discrimination.

We can organize to change this, but in the meantime, there are also steps we can take to protect each other and to educate ourselves about what’s at stake. Learning to navigate digital space safely is a process, but you don’t have to get started alone.

Join us 3/19 for a workshop on digital privacy, inspired by the international Cryptoparty movement. We’ll talk about why surveillance matters for all of us and why you don’t need a technical background to start taking control of your online privacy. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, try out tools on your phone or laptop, and learn more about specific topics like mobile phone security, secure browsing, and more.

All people and all levels of experience are welcome.

The event will be FREE, however donations to help with the costs of the space and event will be welcome and appreciated! We’ll also have snacks available but welcome others to bring more to share, potluck style.

Learn more and (optionally) RSVP via our Facebook Event: