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

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Develop a Privacy Strategy

Online privacy is, as you now know, a complex problem with no definitive solutions. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this chapter, I help you think through a high-level strategy you can use to inform your decisions about specific tasks such as Web browsing, email, and file sharing (all of which I cover later in the book).

I suggest dividing your privacy concerns into three broad categories:

  • First, Fix the Easy Things—that is, make simple changes to your software, settings, and habits that will address many of your privacy concerns but will require almost no planning or effort.
  • Next, Create Privacy Rules for Yourself. These simple statements focus on a few types of information you always want to take extra ...

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