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8. Spies in Your Midst

Carey Parker1  
North Carolina, NC, USA

Much of what we do today on our computers is surfing the Web1. Unfortunately, browsing the Internet today means dealing with a vast array of tracking and other privacy dangers. So, in this chapter, we’re going to learn about how to surf safely.

It’s hard to believe that the World Wide Web is over 30 years old. While technically launched in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee, most people didn’t really know about it until the mid-1990s. The Web as we know it today really took off in the late 1990s with the “dot-com” boom and subsequent bust. We’ve come a long way since the early days of Mosaic and ...

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