e.woke # 84: Digital Wellbeing Edition

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Technology today can be a lifesaver, especially in these times. This week we delve into resources and guides for your protection and digital wellbeing!



“How to Fight Coronavirus Misinformation”

Don’t spread the virus (or misinformation)! Guarav Laroia & Jessica J. González for YES! Magazine write, “The World Health Organization recently declared that the world isn’t just fighting a pandemic, but also an ‘infodemic’ as people search for trustworthy information to help protect themselves and their loved ones against the coronavirus.” Always remember to check your sources! (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

 

“Data Detox x Youth”

Online school, online social interaction, online news—what about online wellbeing? Data Detox Kit released this “activity book to help young people take control of their tech. This interactive toolkit encourages young people to think about different aspects of their digital lives, from their social media profiles to their passwords, with simple activities for reflection and play.” (Photo by Data Detox Kit)

 

“Protect your privacy in 2020 in 5 simple steps”

Expand your protection! The creators of DuckDuckGo, the privacy-minded search browser, released a super helpful blog on protecting yourself. “Doing [these] five steps makes a huge impact on your privacy online, from stopping Big Tech from sucking up all your browsing data to adding extra protection to your passwords and email.” (Photo by DuckDuckGo)

 

“The Challenge of Proximity Apps for COVID-19 Contact Tracing”

Safety and security in the digital world! Keeping track of people’s locations through smartphones could violate our privacy, but it isn’t reliable in the first place. Andrew Crocker, Kurt Opsahl and Bennett Cyphers from EFF write, “Contact tracing applications cannot make up for shortage of effective treatment, personal protective equipment, and rapid testing, among other challenges.” (Photo by the Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 

Overall Mood Meme for this week is…

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