The Library Freedom Project
On April 17th, 2015 over thirty local librarians and students enthusiastically partook in an event highlighting the importance of computer privacy. Bard College graciously hosted the event, which featured presenters Kade Crockford, Mariko Hirose, and Alison Macrina. Kade opened with a reminder of the (scary) state of surveillance today, Mariko reminded everyone about the legal rights New York librarians have and the responsibility they have to the public, and then Alison went in-depth to provide attendees with a list of the many tools they could use to get to their comfort level of internet security.
If you missed it, or want to review what we learned, you can download copies of the slides as a pdf here. All the resources you could ever want to become a more private and secure internet user are located on the Library Freedom Project webpage. SENYLRC would like to extend a thank you to everyone who helped make this great class possible!
Updated: Here is a nice tutorial on encrypting your laptop.