We, at CryptoAUSTRALIA, are proud to be a supporter of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) in New South Wales and Queensland.
Hence, we are offering two exciting events in Sydney and Brisbane for you:
Do you have anything to hide?
Technology has enabled governments and corporations to conduct mass surveillance, and this impacts on the very way that we think and behave. What does it say about society when we embrace the ‘Nothing to hide’ justification?
We are holding a screening of NOTHING TO HIDE (2017), an independent documentary film dealing with mass surveillance and its casual acceptance by the general public through the "I have nothing to hide" narrative.
NOTHING TO HIDE is a documentary film dealing with mass surveillance and its acceptance in the public through the "I have nothing to hide" narrative. Info, screenings: nothingtohidedoc.wordpress.com Follow us: facebook.com/Nothing-to-Hide-Documentary-Film-666963573432713 twitter.com/Nothin_to_Hide blogs.mediapart.fr/nothing-hide-documentaire (FR) kickstarter.com/projects/1587081065/nothing-to-hide-the-documentary
Join us for the movie followed by some sparkling discussion at the pub to celebrate Privacy Awareness Week.
Workshops: Sanitise Your Social Media
Are you applying for a new job? Does your profile disclose more than it should? What are your social media privacy settings?
As part of Privacy Awareness Week celebrations in Queensland, the Office of the Information Commissioner (QLD), will be hosting Digital Self-Defence and Privacy Workshops to encourage people to take control of their personal information.
CryptoAUSTRALIA volunteer, Ed Yuwono, will show participants how to:
- clean up their mischievous Facebook photos, comments and likes;
- dig into their Gmail account to find clear-text passwords, non-expiring password reset links and other sensitive material;
- dig into Twitter to identify and delete sensitive tweets from the past.
Are you applying for a new job? Does your profile disclose more than it should? What are your social media privacy settings? Do you list your full name and date of birth in your online profiles? Do you check in to holiday locations (letting people know, perhaps un-intentionally that your home is vacant)?
Join one of our workshops to wipe your social media profiles clean.
Other Ways to Participate
PAW is also an opportunity for all of us to discuss and improve our privacy practices, to increase awareness about potential privacy risks and how to reduce them.
Running from 13 to 19 May, the theme of PAW is ‘Privacy: from principles to practice’. You can get involved in PAW by discussing privacy and taking steps to handle your personal information with care.
Privacy Top Tips
Here are a few quick tips straight from OAIC you can use today:
- Use passwords with a combination of letters and numbers, which aren’t easy to guess that is over eight characters
- Check the privacy settings on your social media profiles and change them to your preferences
- Respect other people’s privacy – ask for permission to post images or videos where they are identifiable
- Check for the padlock symbol and “https” at the start of a URL - this indicates that the website is secure.
Hope to see you soon!
Gabor & The CryptoAUSTRALIA Team