Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

Choose Privacy Week is a national public awareness campaign that seeks to deepen public awareness about personal privacy rights and the need to insure those rights in an era of pervasive surveillance.

We live in an age when knowledge is power. New technologies give us unprecedented access to information. They also facilitate surveillance, with the power to collect and mine personal information. Whether it's your location, your phone calls, your Facebook posts, your purchases or the websites you visit, your daily activities are monitored, recorded, collected and stored.

Visit the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom pages for more information, or read about how to safeguard your information when using public computers and/or wi-fi. And don't forget to check out our display in the lobby!

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