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Part: III TAKING CONTROL > THE LEAST YOU SHOULD DO TO GUARD YOUR PRIVACY WHEN N...

Chapter 10. THE LEAST YOU SHOULD DO TO GUARD YOUR PRIVACY WHEN NLINE

By now you may think that going online may not be worth the threat to your privacy. However, you can do things to address these threats, and make the time you spend on the Internet safer. Those actions start by protecting your home computer. If the machine is protected before you even connect to a network, your risks from network-based attacks are much lower.

What steps you take depend on your preferences for privacy (or your paranoia). This chapter gives you some precautions and alternatives. Usually they involve a trade-off between disclosure and convenience (or even service). Keep in mind that complete non-disclosure of any personal information probably is not practical in this age. Anonymity versus privacy is discussed in Chapter 18, “Can You Really Be Anonymous.”


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