Beyond Basic: Smarter Web Browsing

Much of our life online occurs within the environment of a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). Whether we’re working, socializing, or shopping, we access the internet through software applications that go with us wherever we surf on the web. If you’re curious to know how much activity your browser tracks—or leaves open to third-party tracking—this workshop will help you investigate. By going beyond basics to look “under the hood” of your browser you’ll gain more control over your data traces. We’ll review settings and configurations; discuss maintenance habits; and review a few specific plug-ins and extensions that can enhance security online.

February 15th, 2017, 3:10-4:00pm, Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, 4th floor Holland Library

Registration is not required for this workshop.

Bringing a laptop to work on is encouraged, but not required.

Questions? Please contact David Squires:

Digital Literacy Workshops
The CDSC offers a series of workshops for WSU students seeking hands-on instruction in the foundations of digital literacy. Facility with digital tools is a fundamental prerequisite for joining any contemporary profession and, as with reading and writing skills, college instructors across the disciplines expect students to arrive on campus with a foundational level of digital literacy. These workshops help all students meet those expectations, regardless of major.