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Chapter 5. PRIVACY IN PUBLIC > LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS

LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS

Beware Public Net Terminals

The Annoyance:

I use the computers at my local library to access my email and do a little word processing. Can the people who use the machine after me see what I've done?

The Fix:

They might be able to do that—and a lot more. The security of such public Internet terminals varies wildly from library to library. Some lock down everything on the system, leaving you nothing but access to a browser and a few basic commands. Other libraries think they've protected their systems from snoops when they really haven't.


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