Data fills our lives, much of it we create to share with family and friends, to work with the community, or to share with the world. Information flows to us with the click of our thumbs in Google Search. Humans create; humans communicate; humans share: it’s our story since the beginning of our time.
Today I watched a video about the Data Center Mural Project in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which describes the point where east and west met in the history of our human endeavor with the “data” of our stories. I had not realized that this city was an important middle point in connecting our coastal stories.
Yes, we create our data, but how safe is it? How do you protect your data?
Smartphone Safety [From Pew Research –See sidebar for many resources]
FCC allows selling of our data???? Looks like it: Wired
FCC to gut Open Internet / Net Neutrality? Looks like it: Wired
Having an open internet and net neutrality keeps our costs down, encourages access by all, and allows the free flow of information. Without net neutrality, our costs increase, many will not have access, and information is controlled by providers. That’s the end to “googling” for the relevant and accurate information — because all of it will not be available; someone will be censoring it.
Once more the deranged regime of 2017 zaps freedoms and the values near and dear to the people. Stand up. Add this to the growing list of attacks on our freedom and values.
Word: we create
Work: we contribute
Fork: we find the road changed
Folk: we the people
Fold: we’re turned away
“There’s a better life for me and you” — that’s the truth.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker