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Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts. Choose Privacy Week - May 5, 2014 Eric Stroshane North Dakota State Library [email protected] @ ericstroshane. Panel from Zach Weinersmith’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal used with permission.

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Defense against the digital dark arts

Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts

Choose Privacy Week - May 5, 2014

Eric Stroshane

North Dakota State Library

[email protected]

@ericstroshane


Panel from Zach Weinersmith’sSaturday Morning Breakfast Cereal used with permission.

View this and other comics at: http://www.smbc-comics.com/


From this September 5, 2013, Pew Research Internet Project report: http://v.gd/6ogCGF


September 1, 2009, mask their digital footprintsUnshelved strip by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum used with permission.

Visit www.unshelved.com for more free comics and books about libraries!


  • January 20, 1953 mask their digital footprints - Joseph McCarthy becomes chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

  • June 25, 1953 – The Freedom to Read Statement is officially adopted by the ALA Council and the AAP Freedom to Read Committee


Proud history of librarian resistance
Proud History of Librarian Resistance mask their digital footprints

  • DECAL aka “Library Awareness” (1973-1976, 1985-?)

  • CIPA (2000-)

  • USA PATRIOT Act (2001-)

  • SOPA/PIPA (2011 - 2012)

  • CISPA (2011 - 2012, reintroduced in 2013…)


Rights status unclear; image used at great mask their digital footprints

personal risk

Image in the public domain in the United States


Panel from Randall Munroe’s mask their digital footprintsxkcd licensed under CC BY-NC 2.5

View this and other comics at: https://xkcd.com/


“I don’t try to describe the future, I try to prevent it.”

- Ray Bradbury

Quote from Roger Moore’s article “At 80, Ray Bradbury Still Fighting the Future he Foresaw,” available at: http://v.gd/pLPkgP


Dave Hoffman’s “Internet VS Privacy – A Helpful Venn Diagram,” licensed under CC BY 2.0from http://v.gd/Yp9Ujj


All data you generate is personal
All Data You Generate Is Personal Diagram,” licensed under

  • Mobility patterns

  • Browser fingerprints

  • Search habits

  • Metadata



“Pervasive, end-to-end encryption can quickly make indiscriminate surveillance impossible on a cost-effective basis. The result is that governments are likely to fall back to traditional, targeted surveillance founded upon an individualized suspicion.”

- Edward Snowden

Snowden’s full testimony to the European Parliament (pdf): http://v.gd/0MCQgg

Shirt available from: http://v.gd/35zt6R


The digital dark arts
The Digital Dark Arts indiscriminate surveillance impossible on a cost-effective basis. The result is that governments are likely to fall back to traditional, targeted surveillance founded upon an individualized suspicion.”

  • Casual leaks from sharing computers

  • Spyware and adware

  • Third party cookies

  • Keyloggers

  • Packet sniffing and inspection

Detail from katefarrar’s Dark Mark Wallpaper, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0from: http://v.gd/11oxtb


Panel from Scott Meyer’s indiscriminate surveillance impossible on a cost-effective basis. The result is that governments are likely to fall back to traditional, targeted surveillance founded upon an individualized suspicion.” Basic Instructions, used with permission.

View this and other comics at: http://basicinstructions.net/



Visualize tracking cookies with Mozilla’s intentionsLightbeam extension (Firefox): https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/lightbeam/

Detail from “Delicious cookie!” image by Andres Moreno, licensed under CC BY 2.0 from http://v.gd/Sv5QJZ


Licensed under intentionsGNU Free Documentation License 1.2 from: http://v.gd/bWK1n0


Licensed under intentionsCC BY 3.0 US, from: https://www.eff.org/pages/tor-and-https


Encrypto patronum
Encrypto intentionsPatronum!

  • Test how a browser handles SSL/TLS: https://howsmyssl.com

  • Test a site’s SSL/TLS configuration: https://www.digicert.com/help/

  • Get certified! Implement HTTPS on your sites:

    • Digicert

    • SSL.com

    • StartSSL

    • Or from a host of other cert authorities!


Challenge vendors to reset the net
Challenge Vendors to Reset the Net intentions

  • Place statements in RFPs requesting potential partners to use HTTPS by default

  • Contact current vendors and request they enable HTTPS by default


CPW Programming Guide - Usable 52 weeks per year! intentions

http://v.gd/LukU9J (pdf)

Programming ideas from Cory Doctorow:

http://v.gd/nbQTbF (YouTube)



  • American Civil Liberties Union intentions

  • Center for Democracy and Technology

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • Freedom of the Press Foundation

  • OpenNet Initiative

  • Sunlight Foundation


Base pac recommendations
Base PAC Recommendations intentions

Windows Settings:

  • Enable the Guest account

    Browser Settings:

  • Always open in Private/Incognito mode (for Chrome, add the -incognito flag to the shortcut)

  • Change default search provider to DuckDuckGo

    Browser Extensions:

  • AdBlock Plus

  • Disconnect or Ghostery

  • HTTPS Everywhere

  • For Chrome, be sure to check “Allow in Incognito” for these!

    Software:

  • ZemanaAntiLogger Free

  • CCleaner or a steady state/deep freeze product


Questions
Questions? intentions

Contact: [email protected] | @ericstroshane

Slides: http://v.gd/yaFAH8

Playlist: http://v.gd/H7cbAC (they’ll know you listened…)


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