Oct 11 2013

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Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Posted at 11:22 am under Law Library

Today, I’m posting a roundup of suggested readings on personal cybersecurity, including browers, social media apps, and your devices, whether they’re mobile, laptop, or tablet. These bloggers said it far more concisely and probably explained it better than I could, so take a look at the following to secure both your devices and your identity in our increasingly online world.

From setting a password for your mobile devices to turning on two-step authentication, Kash Hill explains 10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing to Protect Your Privacy.

Facebook privacy settings changed again? Lifehacker’s Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy will help you sort through the settings and lock down (or open up!) your account.

For a more in-depth focus on the most recent changes, see Findlaw’s Facebook Graph Update Gets Creepier; Tweak Your Privacy Settings.

Stop. Think. Connect. has a great list of safety tips for mobile devices.

Wondering what the NSA doesn’t track? All Private Everything: PRISM-Free Phones and Operating Systems and All Private Everything (Else): Apps, Services & Social Networking has recommendations for services and devices to protect your privacy without completely disengaging from the digital world.

Findlaw’s Technologist recommends 4 Changes You Should Make to Ensure Secure & Speedy Web Browsing.

Stay Safe Online has a list of vendors that will provide a free security check-up for your computer.

One of the best ways to keep your information private is to delete old accounts you no longer use. Just Delete.Me is a directory of links to remove your accounts from a long list of web services. Even better, the author has ranked and color-coded the difficulty of removing your account from Easy to Impossible, so you can see at a glance what it will take.

We’re also celebrating the 20th anniversary of the open web! For some real fun, install the Line Mode Browser bookmarklet to convert any site to line mode, an all-text internet experience based on the first-ever cross-platform browser, developed in 1992.

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