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

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Talk and Chat Privately

I am old enough to remember the days when, if someone wanted to converse with another person who wasn’t nearby, both people would talk into analog devices called “telephones” to have real-time audio conversations. Perhaps you’ve seen such devices in old movies or read about them in antique documents called “books.”

I kid, but analog telephones are rapidly on the way out. My home phone, which I used to refer to as a “landline,” bypasses the phone company altogether and relies on a box that plugs into my broadband router. I happen to use Vonage for my home VoIP (voice-over-IP) telephone service, but I could have chosen a similar service from my broadband provider or from any of numerous other companies. In other words, ...

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