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

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Keep Your Internet Connection Private

Whether you’re on a Wi-Fi, cellular, or wired connection, keeping your link to the Internet private is an important step that affects all the other traffic your devices send and receive—Web, email, video, and every­thing else. In this chapter I discuss some of the ways in which another person or company could eavesdrop on your Internet activities or even misdirect you into connecting to bogus sites in order to steal information from you. Then I describe steps you can take to reduce the most serious of these risks.

Understand the Privacy Risks of Your Internet Connection

The connection between your device (computer, smartphone, set-top box, etc.) and a server (Web server, email server, streaming video ser­ver, ...

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