Avoid the Infodemic: Sorting Through Fact and Fiction on COVID-19

The director of the World Health Organization has said we are fighting an "infodemic" as well as an epidemic and Governor Pritzker addressed misinformation during his shelter-in-place new conference. Falsehoods spread distrust and poor decision-making in ordinary times, but in these extraordinary times, misinformation on social media or constantly repeated by your friends could be…
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New Chicago DigitalLearn Course: Getting a Job Using Illinois workNet

We've worked with our wonderful partners at Illinois workNet to create a new Chicago DigitalLearn course that explores the Illinois workNet site and all its resources for job seekers. The course, Getting a Job Using Illinois workNet, is for adults who are looking for work, whether they are unemployed, underemployed or just looking for a…
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Cybersecurity Month: Books and Websites to Protect Yourself Online

According to the Pew Research Center's Americans and Cybersecurity report, a majority of Americans—64%—have personally gone through some type of data theft. While figures like this prove the importance of cybersecurity, that same report also indicates that many Americans don't follow security best practices when it comes to their own digital lives. This illustrates another…
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Read Like A Mermaid

The end of summer always sneaks up on me, and this year it caused a slight panic about all the time I hadn't spent at the beach and in the water. So for the past few weeks, I've made it my goal to spend as much time as possible enjoying the waters of Lake Michigan…
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Choosing Privacy: 5 Articles

We seem to have largely accepted that in exchange for the convenience and connection of our digital lives, we give up private information that we once deemed too sensitive to not tightly control.  But it's still hard to keep up with the steady stream of news stories about breaches that expose data well above and…
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