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Tuesday Sweep: 15 May 2018

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Your weekly reminder to back up your data, update software and otherwise pay attention to your digital environment. (Oh, and I hope you went to the CRASH Space meeting…)

It’s been a super super long week for me, but I’m trying to model that it’s better to do a little bit when you can that to get hung up on being the perfect netizen all the time. Every file is made from bits. Toggle yours as you can.

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Sweep

Weekly Basics

This Week’s Focus:

Permissions. What has permission to do what, with what data. Check settings this week!

Start up items

  • Switch to a privacy supportive search engine
  • Install privacy plugins
  • Develop a process for stripping EXIF data

Maintain

  • Check & clear histories
  • Delete software and accounts not in use
  • Check what your devices are saying about you:
    • Phone settings
    • Computer browsers
    • IoT devices
  • Do some contact list clean up
  • Transfer email to offline archive

Learn

News and Updates

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Engage

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Relax

Anthony Powell captures that even Penguins want privacy via Laughing Squid

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I make things that do stuff. The best, though, is teaching others to do the same. Founder of @crashspacela Alum of @ITP_NYU

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