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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

PETs serve a similar purpose as blinds on windows, a mask on robbers, and the bank where you keep your money. For the most part, they are designed to protect you online, but there are some that permit you to protect yourself while you are working offline in circumstances where you are sharing a computer either at work or at home. The following section identifies some important PETs.

Anonymizers and Pseudonymizers

This section looks at different technologies and Web sites that permit you to surf the Internet anonymously or pseudonymously.[4]

[4] A long list of publications dating back to 1981 that cover various ways in which you can protect your identity and information when communicating electronically can be found ...

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