Choose Privacy Week

chooseprivacyYour every move is being tracked. Do you know by whom? Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7) is an initiative by the American Library Association that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in the digital age. The ALA believes that it’s time for Americans to take charge of their information privacy, and JMRL has the resources to help you do just that.

You can check the following items out from the JMRL catalog to learn more about protecting your personal data online:

Privacy in the Age of Big Data by Theresa Payton – Discusses the benefits of digital surveillance and data collection as well as the dangers associated with collection activities, and identifies the best protection measures against new technologies and surveillance measures.

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier – Reveals the unsettling ways in which corporations and governments track and monitor everyday activities, profiling the technological, legal, and social solutions available for enabling better privacy and avoiding cybercrime.

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald – An investigative reporter for The Guardian and best-selling author of With Liberty and Justice for Some presents an assessment of the NSA surveillance scandal that has triggered debates over national security and information privacy to explore its alliances and consequences.

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin – An investigative journalist offers a revealing look at how the government, private companies, and criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data, and discusses results from a number of experiments she conducted to try and protect herself.

Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One’s Looking by Christian Rudder – An irreverent analysis of what online lives reveal about human nature draws on information from major online sources, including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and OkCupid, to explain how the science of human behavior is dramatically evolving.

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