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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/16/19: Privacy Tools 2019

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Let’s take a look at some of the privacy tools listed on the web site. Look under Resources on the home page, then under Tools to Protect Privacy. We’ll look at four on that list today: HTTPS Everywhere, Ghostery,, and Privacy Badger. They can help us to maintain at least a little more personal privacy as we move around the web, and give those who wish to track us everywhere minor conniptions.


Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/9/19: Choose Privacy Week 2019

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Did you celebrate Choose Privacy Week from May 1-7? If you didn’t, all is not lost. Today, we begin a look at some of the things you might have come across if you had been looking.

Here are the web site addresses mentioned today:

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/2/19: Biometric Exit & Reverse Warrants

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Ever heard of the Biometric Exit program? How about “reverse warrants”? Well, in our current digital world, if you haven’t, you will soon. Here’s why…

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/25/19: April Updates

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Today, some updates on topics we’ve discussed before of the Electronic Cottage: Facebook’s numerous privacy “accidents”; AI Algorithms that are affecting all of our daily lives; cashless convenience stores that may have to start taking cash if several states have their way. Take a listen.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/18/19

Internet Big Picture 2

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

What do tech expert Bill Joy and Pope Francis have in common? You may be surprised.

Here is the link to the Bill Joy article mentioned today:

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/11/19

Internet Big Picture

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

So how is the Internet faring these days, especially from the perspective of what we thought the Internet would become 20+ years ago? Here are some visions from then and now. See what you think.

Here are the works mentioned in this program:

John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. 1996,

Lawrence Lessig: Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, 1999.

Bruce Schneier: Click Here to Kill Everybody, 2018.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 3/14/12

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Interested in keeping yourself to yourself as you move around the web? There are tools to help you do that. Listen up and take a look at: