2nd Privacy Workshop March 27, 2019 – 6:30-8pm at the Library

The second Privacy Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday March 27, from 6:30 to 8pm at the Winchester Library.  http://www.winpublib.org/calendar  and https://winpublib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/privacy/ .   Roy Wattanasin is a security and privacy advocate and will help with the program. If you have a topic that has been on your mind relating to the privacy of your personal information, […]

TOR for good [soapbox]

TOR is easily conflated with criminal activity and evil.  But at least one library in NH has taken the position of supporting, or at least not actively blocking TOR:  https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/16/440848324/n-h-public-library-resumes-its-support-of-tor-network in spite of concerns that the same access could allow illegal activities.  The library is not a passive bystander, but operates a TOR relay that participates in […]

Please Forget Me [howto]

Pleeeease release me, let me go. Instructions on how to have Google forget, or at least delete information on your searches. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-history-search-tracking-data-how-to-delete Your voice searches are also recorded and available for replay. Deleting your Amazon Alexa and Google Home searches https://www.google.com/amp/bgr.com/2016/12/30/how-to-delete-amazon-echo/amp/ Your library probably keeps a list of everything you borrowed, and your searches as well. […]