Month: April 2019

EFA’s Five Substantive Principles – Endorsement!

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As part of grassroots efforts to stand for digital rights and related intellectual freedoms, I want to promote EFA’s five substantive principles:

  1. free expression: people should be able to speak their minds to whomever will listen.
  2. security: technology should be trustworthy and answer to its users.
  3. privacy: technology should allow private and anonymous speech, and allow users to set their own parameters about what to share with whom.
  4. creativity: technology should promote progress by allowing people to build on the ideas, creations, and inventions of others.
  5. access to knowledge: curiosity should be rewarded, not stifled

I endorse these principles with the support of a few of my collaborators. In particular, Brandon Smith, independent journalist, and George Walker, technologist and consultant.

#Privacy Chat, May 2019

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Privacy Week 2019

Jesse Lambertson … will discuss his top five recommendations for digital freedom!

6 May 2019 / 7-8:30 PM

Kate Waller Branch of Alexandria Public Library / 717 Queen St. Alexandria, VA 22314

Information here.

Privacy Workshop (27 April 2019)

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RE: my upcoming #privacy workshop : April 2711:30-13:00.

Location: Mt. Pleasant Public Library

3160 16th St. NW. ; Washington,  D.C.  20010

Found on the interwebs somplace…

Description:
Tis one thing to talk about privacy and intellectual freedom in the abstract, but do we connect these notions explicitly to concrete digital literacy? The aim of this workshop is to reveal, frankly, how some information is “read” in computers, how persons can better educate themselves and their friends & family in the area of digital privacy so each person can take his or her knowledge beyond simply content into the realm of digital context. This aim brings together the direct-action option of making a few adjustments to a user’s app settings by embracing a revised model of lifelong learning. The result more fully integrates the user’s own use of digital tools and their training of others to simultaneously provide better privacy and to educate each person about using digital tools more intentionally – even mindfully

Register for free here.

Humble Github Profile (Python thus far)

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a logo for py
downloaded from logz.io (01 April 2019)

I am learning more python these days – still pretty new – editing my programs at GitHub – viewable here.

Looking for ways to manipulate library data and metadata in new ways as needed.

Having some fun too.