21 May, 2016

Digital Privacy and Security

Today’s session of the Gabfest Club at Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) was dedicated to the complicated topic of Digital privacy and security.
To warm-up the group was offered to discuss the local news: the half-marathon organized by the local corporation during the week-end and unique art objects one can find on the corporation’s manufacturing site.
A set of funny cartoons introduced the phenomenon of digital privacy. It is increasingly recognized as an issue in the context of mass surveillance. In many contexts digital privacy specifically refers to information concerning personal identity shared over public networks.
The digital security issue was illustrated with a funny YouTube video about a password minder. The group was reminded that the Internet represents an insecure channel for exchanging information. A computer user can be tricked or forced into downloading software onto a computer that is of malicious intent. Such software comes in many forms: viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, worms, etc. A computer user should always be aware of the high risk of intrusion or fraud, such as phishing. Different methods have been used to protect the transfer of data, including encryption.
The group enriched the vocabulary with new terms and had a good laugh at cartoons and videos.
Number of participants – 35 persons.
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