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Take Control of Your Online Privacy, 3rd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Learn What You Have to Hide

I’m sure you’re an honest, moral, law-abiding citizen. Good for you! But if you tell me you have nothing to hide, I’m going to laugh in your face. I’m sorry, but “I have nothing to hide” is an absurd statement, no matter who’s saying it. Of course you have things to hide! We all have secrets, and that’s as it should be. But you may not realize how much you want to keep private and how you might inadvertently give it away online. That’s what I want to help you understand in this brief chapter.

Bear in mind that privacy nearly always depends on context. You may want to keep certain information from your employer but not your doctor; you may want to tell your spouse things that you wouldn’t tell your kids; you may share ...

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