Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology
SFLC.in conducted a 2 hour Digital Security Training workshop for students from Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kalady, Kerala. 32 people participated in the training.
Sukarn and Shashikanth discussed threats to privacy on social media networks and effective methods to protect privacy. They demonstrated how online user tracking is performed by companies for building digital profiles which are then used to target ads. During the training they said "This data, if misused can cause a lot of harm. Users need to think and know how their data is going to be handled before sharing their information online. Think twice before sharing any sensitive information. Pay attention to whether website connection is secure and whether it's necessary to share that information."
Participants were taken through installing addons on Firefox which protects them from user-tracking followed by a demonstration of Tor Browser which helps them browse the internet anonymously. Signal, a free and open source (FOSS) secure chat application and Jitsi, a FOSS tool for video conferencing were introduced.