Chapter 18. Protecting Your Privacy

Protecting Your Identity 587

Avoiding Losses from "Phishing" Attacks 591

Ensuring Your Children's Safety and Privacy 593

Managing Cookies 595

Watching for Web Bugs 617

Browsing Anonymously 617

Covering Your Tracks 618

The Internet is the greatest research tool ever invented. With it, you can learn almost anything—the symptoms of obscure diseases and their treatments, the names and birthdates of your distant ancestors, the favorite restaurants of your favorite restaurant critics—you name it. While you're out roaming and combing, however, keep in mind that parties on the other side of your screen are also busy conducting research. The object of their study is you. Unless you take certain precautions, putting the world ...

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