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Learning to Hide in the Digital Age Can you completely remove your online identity?

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2 Learning to Hide in the Digital Age

3 Can you completely remove your online identity?

4 Online Privacy is Dead

5 Identity Theft Videos See how easily freaks can take over your life See how easily freaks can take over your life Amazing mind reader reveals his 'gift'

6 We want our online privacy 86% of Internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints 55% of Internet users have taken steps to avoid observation by specific people, organizations, or the government 59% of Internet users do not believe it is possible to be completely anonymous online, while 37% of them believe it is possible. 68% of internet users believe current laws are not good enough in protecting people’s privacy online 24% believe current laws provide reasonable protections.

7 Who is tracking us online?

8 Why are you being tracked online? Providing you a better user experience. Inexpensive and plentiful storage and power(Big Data) National and Security Intelligence Identity theft: 1.Identity cloning and concealment 2.Criminal identity theft 3.Synthetic identity theft 4.Medical identity theft 5.Child identity theft

9 Where are you being tracked Facebook and Social Networks GPS (Smartphones and tablets) Search Engines Cookies Automatic License Plate Readers Surveillance Cameras and Closed-Circuit Television

10 When are you being tracked online? When you turn on your computer/smartphone/tablet and until you turn it off.

11 What is being tracked Every click, tap, and swipe you make on the Internet is being tracked, not just by your browser but by many of the companies that connect that click, tap, and swipe to your IP address -- then to your name. And that data is sold to the highest bidder.

12 How your data is used Relevant Search Results - Good! Recommendations - Good! Info based on user action - Good! Excessive Ad Retargeting - Bad! Identity Theft – Ugly! Selling data – Ugly!

13 The Delicate Balance Between Convenience and Security Libguide

14 Thank You!! Questions?! Wanda Huffaker – Steve Irving - Phil Roche’ - ULA Intellectual Freedom Committee Website ULA-IFC on Facebook


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