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Choose Privacy

Recent news has piqued public interest in how online personal data is collected, stored, shared, and used in our digital world. Privacy has long been the cornerstone of library services in America. Read on to discover links to learn more and for resources to help you protect your privacy.

The Eight-Day Data Detox: Be on your way to a healthier and more in-control digital self in just half an hour or less per day.

Security Planner by the Citizen Lab: An easy-to-use guide with expert-reviewed advice for staying safer online.

Panopticlick by EFF: – Analyze how well your browser and add-ons protect you against online tracking techniques.

Browser Extensions:

  • HTTPS Everywhere encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
  • Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.
  • Disconnect.me allows users to see advertising, analytics, and social media tracking cookies.
  • Ghostery allows users to see and block advertising and social media trackers, scripts, elements and cookies.

Browsers & Search Engines:

  • TOR Browser: Free open source browser for anonymous online viewing and communication that makes it difficult to track users by routing online activity through a global network of relays and by encrypting your IP address.
  • Duck Duck Go: A search engine that doesn’t follow you or track your activity across the web.
  • StartPage: A search engine that offers anonymous, no-tracking searches using Google results.

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Please evaluate these sites based on your needs and preferences.
The Goffstown Public Library does not endorse any of these sites.

“Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole.” Links via chooseprivacyweek.org/resources/tools-to-protect-user-privacy/.

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