Pop-up Glass Room comes to Brum

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Brummies, look into your online life!

Do you feel your digital self is slipping out of control? Clicked “I agree” too many times? Have you ever wondered if your smart gadgets know more about you than you do?

Visit the Glass Room Experience, a pop-up exhibition on Data and Privacy, at Stirchley Library on Saturday 4 August 2018 (10am-4pm) – and find out from more our informational and interactive exhibits on internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft. (Stirchley Library’s Facebook event page is here.)

There will also be a Data Detox Bar where you can pick up an 8-day Data Detox Kit and ask members of the Birmingham Open Rights Group your questions about how to protect your privacy and secure your information. No technical knowledge is required. Just drop in, view the exhibits and come say hi!

Leading the day will be Fiona Cullinan, who trained and worked as a volunteer ‘Ingenius’ at The Glass Room London, a pop-up tech store with a twist, which ran in London for three weeks in Oct-Nov 2017 and attracted nearly 20,000 people in to look into their online lives. Since then, Fiona has set up Observed.City, a data privacy email for Birmingham, and also co-runs Stirchley data reading group The Interrogang.

Detox your data

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Resources:

The Glass Room was curated by Tactical Tech and presented by Mozilla. Tactical Tech’s 8-day Data Detox Kit (pictured) is available online: https://datadetox.myshadow.org/en/detox

More data privacy resources and information are available at https://theglassroom.organd https://myshadow.org

Birmingham Open Rights Group runs local events on digital rights. Check for upcoming events and further information: https://openrightsgroupbirmingham.wordpress.com