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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Protecting Yourself

It might be obvious to you that you shouldn’t post your home address on a blog. But did you stop to think that you might be revealing your home address and telephone number or cell phone number in the signature line attached to each out-of-office message automatically sent to anybody and everybody who e-mails you in your absence? Did you remember you were wearing a T-shirt from your company picnic or your teen was wearing a sweatshirt with her high school name on it in that picture you posted on your blog? Could somebody put together your house number on the picture of your home with the city and state you included in your profile in order to find you?

There are times when you might choose to post contact information—for example, ...

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