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Taking Control of Your Personal Data

Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Science & Math, Technology

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We have never before in human history been able to share so much about ourselves so quickly. Neither have we ever been so exposed to forces that want to take advantage of that capability. Taking Control of Your Personal Data will open your eyes to the surprising extent of that exposure and will discuss your options for keeping your personal data as safe as possible. Your instructor, Professor Jennifer Golbeck of the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland, College Park, will show you what really goes on behind the scenes with the data you knowingly and unknowingly share all day long. You’ll be surprised to find out how much of your personal data is being manipulated perfectly legally - data you never intended for another person to see, data you didn’t even know was out there. 

This course doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution because no such solution exists. But this course will help you determine your personal privacy profile, decide whether or not to try the dark web and its Tor browser, and understand the current US laws and proposed state laws regarding privacy. Privacy issues are not going away; the technology that collects, analyzes, and derives insights from our data continues to grow at break-neck speed. As a society, we have not yet figured out how to apply appropriate ethics, values, and protections in parts of this domain. As individuals, we need exactly the type of information and direction provided by Taking Control of Your Personal Data.

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  • Ralph H Carothers III
  • 2020-02-17

Great listen for all types.

Wonderful listen for those who are concerned about privacy and steps to take to maintain it in our digital age.

I've been in the IT world for over 2 decades now, and rarely have I come across a lecture that discusses the vital core of the topic, doesn't diverge heavily and most importantly- keeps it from being "technobabble."

I plan to recommend this to a number of customers, and colleagues, who struggle with privacy and maintaining it.

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