Personal Digital Security

Some basics live in the One Thing and Tuesday Sweep series, but here are some great links to learn more about taking care with your digital footprint.

If you are a target of domestic violence, the New York Times article “Domestic Abusers Can Control Your Devices. Here’s How to Fight Back” has useful information.

Being aware of your digital space can be especially important for women, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, other targets of hate crimes, victims of domestic violence, activists and journalists given that tech (and legislation) frequently fails to incorporate their threat models. Some good books to read on this topic:

  • Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Noble
  • Rage Inside The Machine, Rob Smith
  • Technically Wrong, Sara Wachter-Boettcher

There are services to help people remove their data from online people finders like: