Chapter 7. Privacy Snoops: Cover Your Tracks and Your Reputation

In this chapter

  • Why Your Computer Privacy Is Important

  • What Data Trail Do You Leave on Your Computer?

  • Who’s Snooping and Why?

  • Consequences of Being Snooped

  • Obscure Your Trail—In About 10 Minutes

  • Cover Your Tracks—In an Afternoon

What you do on the computer is your own business, but when it’s accessible by the whole household (or office), your privacy might not be as sacred as you’d like. This chapter shows you what kind of trail you leave behind on the computer, and how to cover your digital tracks. Whether you’re researching birthday presents, perusing naughty websites, or budgeting for a surprise family holiday, if you don’t want your computer activities discovered, this chapter will ...

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