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<br>Daily - Delete Cookies, Delete Browser History
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<br>Annual - Reread Tor, Check your credit report, Manage purge schedule/digial footprint, Verify your downloaded data/is data still accessible/are any files obsolete, digitally srub yourself/remove public records.
  
  

Revision as of 15:33, 9 August 2019


Little Brother's Project Outline
Goal: Community Toolkit for Privacy & Surveillance
What will we do?
Awareness campaign that builds trust between library and community
Every tool and program teaches critical thinking around privacy and surveillance
Toolkit will have both passive and active programming including lesson plans for privacy instruction
Strive to connect it to the individual needs of our community members -- their every day lives and possibilities
The goal of the Toolkit is for for it to become reflective of the local community needs when implemented, but can also be adapted and scaled to other communities
Who will do it?
Victor: lesson plans/primer for privacy workshops
Oscar & Kim: Vendor agreements and free & open source alternatives
Kim & Maty: Passive programming
All: Survey and Feedback
Victor, Oscar, Maty: Non Library programming (curate gallery, disco parties, incorporate local culture)
All: Conference presentations (will come together at end)
Timeline:
We plan to have individual draft pieces by the time we meet in NYC.
We will connect every two weeks on chat for at least 15 minutes to talk about progress and troubleshoot with one another.


Program write ups/proposals



Maty

With the near ubiquity of smartphone access and use by US teens (Pew Internet, Teens, Social Media & Technology, 2018), and the proliferation of corporate digital education platforms in public schools, privacy and anti-surveillance issues are particularly relevant for teens. As a teen librarian, I've learned over time that there are two factors that are essential for desirable and effective teen programming:

1. Teens programs are more effective when they are project based. 2. Teen programs must empower teens to use their voice and their creativity in response to their own concerns. With those two things in mind, I tend to work on programs that give teens space to explore an idea, react creatively in addition to advocating for themselves or their community. They've got space here in the library to express themselves - we librarians just need to create opportunities and gather resources to enable them to activate it. I've included notes here on my union initiative as well as a few program ideas I am developing.

Union Initiative to Endorse and Support MA Legislation Banning Use of Facial Recognition organizing work

I have written up some very brief notes about the threats inherent in facial recognition to present to my union comrades, with the goal of getting a vote on publicly supporting/endorsing legislation in MA as a union that proposes a moratorium on the technology.


New Teen Central Circulating Chromebook Configuration passive programming

Goal: Teens who use public computers will see anti-surveillance and privacy tools in action and be exposed to a teen-curated list of good digital hygiene habits.

Content: I’m working on getting our new teen Chromebook lending laptops to persistently include HTTPS Everywhere e.g. and a desktop image that encourages 'good digital hygiene'. I’ve scheduled a meeting with our systems person and I’ve spoken to my supervisor about this. I am going to encourage some members of our summer volunteer cohort to work on this with me so that whatever solutions we propose make will be of interest and available to teens and reflect their concerns.

Outcome(s): Public computers are configured so that the device reflects the privacy concerns of both librarians and teens library users. Needs, components: desktop images, HTTPS Everywhere, permission/buy in! from teens and IT


‘One Weird Trick’ privacy/anti-surveillance meme creation program training/project Goal: To engage teens with digital privacy and anti-surveillance issues Content: Discuss threat modelling with teens and determine in conversation what to deter digital privacy and surveillance concerns are; produce memetic images as tutorials that illustrate everyday, straightforward actions or habits that may mitigate the described threats; deploy these ‘memetic trainings’ with social media Outcome(s): Teens are part of the discussion regarding digital privacy and anti-surveillance issues. Teens explore digital privacy and anti-surveillance issues by responding to technology with creative solutions. Teens will understand that threats to privacy affect us at the community and personal level. Topics might include managing location services, hiding message notifications on lock screen, signing out of public computers, different privacy apps and tools Components, needs:Cache of classic meme images, laptops, threat modeling workshop details

Horror Drag vs. Facial Recognition not-a-training privacy program Goal: Teens understand that facial recognition and other surveillance technologies represent a growing threat to their rights as it proliferates in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and public buildings. They will also Content: Teens will discuss and learn how facial recognition technology uses photographs to measure facial features and create an identifiable data set that can be used to them. They will learn about the racial and gender biases inherent in these systems. We’ll then discuss how we can use make up and other methods of temporarily altering faces to confuse the technology. Working with a drag artist, they will employ a limited palette of make to see if they can evade the technology. Outcome: Teens develop creative solutions in response to the threats inherent in technological systems of oppression.

Components, needs: make up, facial rec type software, camera, cables, Glass Room poster, make up ….. Perhaps a speaker with more technical or legal knowledge might be engaged to talk about facial recognition for authority’s sake!



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Data Hygiene Calendar:
Daily - Delete Cookies, Delete Browser History
Weekly - Software Updates, Take a Break (Digital Detox), Review Settings
Monthly - Empty spam folder, change passwords, Backup data, review cloud based accounts, review/delete apps
Annual - Reread Tor, Check your credit report, Manage purge schedule/digial footprint, Verify your downloaded data/is data still accessible/are any files obsolete, digitally srub yourself/remove public records.



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Older information below
This is a place for Group 6 to get started! Let's come up with a new name and start brainstorming roles and tasks!
Possible Names: -Little Brother -Sparkle Motion -Killer Librarians from Outer Space -Librarians vs. the World

Oooo, I like the literary allusion of "Little Brother" - Kim
I also enjoy 'Little Brother' - literary allusion def yes, also sounds like a name for a boat - Maty
Let's go with Little Brother! -Vic


Project Ideas/Suggestions/Comments
I saw mention of a vendor agreements as a potential project - I personally don't have any experience with that as a new librarian in a big library but would be open to working on this - I mostly do outreach work to teen-centered spaces, middle and high schools, spaces serving street-involved and incarcerated youth and would also be happy to work on something like workshop materials for spaces outside the library? - Maty C

I'm open to anything, really. I do a lot of local outreach (for adults), so I would find it useful to develop workshop materials for non-library spaces. I am also intrigued by the idea of developing a privacy program that is not a class. -Kim; I'm also interested in these ideas, -Vic




I would also be interested in pursuing how we can encourage our local ALA chapters to take a stand against facial recognition technologies. -Vic