itcd Don't Mine Your Patrons' Data


Bryan Jones
Nashville Public Library

What is it?

What's bad about it?

malware / phishing / doxing

What does this have
to do with libraries?

crappy vendor contracts
public internet
public nets
more public nets

What can we do about it?

gnarly vendor contracts
install Tor Browser
install Privacy Badger
I love and respect my mom.


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