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

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Browse the Web Privately

In the previous chapter, I told you how to keep your connection to the Internet private. That can close quite a few holes that might put your privacy at risk—but even if you do all that, as soon as you open a Web browser, new risks emerge.

Simply browsing the Web reveals a great deal about you personally, your computer, your location, and your habits. There are many steps you can take to reveal less about yourself, although some entail some loss of convenience. Never is this more the case than when shop­ping on the Web. This chapter explores the risks, the measures you can take to avoid them, and certain negative consequences of those measures.

Understand the Privacy Risks of Web Browsing

Assuming you’ve taken all the ...

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