YCN Latest

Privacy Activism Meeting Planned in Lebanon

The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon first made headlines earlier this summer for its utilization of a controversial operating system known as Tor that enhances internet privacy.

The library briefly delayed use of the program after city officials were warned by the Department of Homeland Security of potential hazards, but reactivated it soon after with help from a heavy show of support from the community.

Now, library officials are taking the next step with an evening of privacy activism set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The event was inspired by a tweet from privacy activist and former CIA employee Edward Snowden, in which he credits libraries for offering privacy technology.

Attendees to next week’s event will partake in a screening of a documentary about Snowden, and could land one of 35 free USB drives to given out containing a trial version of the controversial operating system.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: