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Wednesday, March 19 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Defence Against the Digital Dark Arts (Grade One)

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Dark forces conspire online to undermine privacy, compromise accounts, stalk, troll, and creep us out. Libraries have a longstanding tradition of protecting their users’ privacy and confidentiality, but often fail to take basic steps to protect patrons using their public access computers. In this session you will learn how online surveillance works, what can be done to better safeguard public computers, and the basics of digital self defense. We will also discuss legal threats to our digital rights and the importance of being anonymous in an online surveillance state. Together we can put the patron back in Patronus.

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Eric Stroshane

Field Services Librarian, North Dakota State Library
I'm passionate about intellectual freedom, privacy, and the techniques and technology of circumventing surveillance. When I'm not in a library, I can be found playing chess, juggling, getting hit with wooden swords, listening to japanoise, rescuing animals, and watching exquisitely bad movies.

Wednesday March 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Leonard Center, Hall of Fame Room

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