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Privacy Defended: Protecting Yourself Online by Chris Weber, William Chan, Gary Bahadur

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PDAs

A PDA is a small, handheld computer that allows you to store and access data. Most PDAs work on either the Palm operating system, a Windows-based one, or on the RIM Blackberry device. Most PDAs allow you to do basic things such as store names, addresses, phone numbers, schedules, and appointments. The more sophisticated ones also run applications like word processors and spreadsheets. Some devices are even wireless, allowing remote access to things like e-mail, stock quotes, and news alerts.

Handhelds carry a wealth of sensitive data. Typically, a user's entire electronic phone book—complete with names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails—can be found on the device. The user's calendar—along with notes, comments, and to-do lists—are also ...

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