On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be hosting a ‘Hear Me Out’ discussion about online security and data protection.
There is a lot to talk about! This dialogue will discuss the ways that our data is used in daily life, navigating the online terrain of social media and weighing technological innovation with personal privacy. It will also highlight data protection measures that can be taken as an individual and as a community.
Have you ever noticed that when you shop for something online such as an area rug, ads for area rugs seem to show up on all of your social media accounts? I recently was online shopping for some new yoga pants. All of a sudden -tada!- my Facebook and Instagram accounts had ads for yoga pants and other yoga accessories.
Is an algorithm influencing how we shop, what we have for dinner, how we vote or other important decisions in our lives? How can we stop all of those ads?
What personal and community data protection measures are available to us? How do we prevent having our identity from being stolen? Register here for the ‘Hear Me Out’ discussion to join in the conversation.
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Discusses how algorithms in search engines can influence our opinions and contribute to a culture of racism and sexism. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
The Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat
A former Assistant Attorney General tells the story of his secret battle to keep America safe during the code war.
This book looks at the way information and data is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Arguments for both increased security and increased privacy are offered, encouraging readers to think critically about the issues. Topics relevant to children are included, such as being tracked at school, cyberbullying, and online safety.
Examines different cyberattacks and malware, and the terrible consequences of these attacks from railway and postal shut downs to billions of dollars of damage to the economy. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs shares details of criminal digital activities including the digital mafia, viruses, phishing and spyware attacks, and how these things affect you personally and the world around you. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.