Part III

Getting Things Done on the Internet


In this part . . .

The Internet used to be clean, quiet, and helpful, just like a library. You could find detailed information about nearly anything, read newspapers and magazines from around the world, listen to music in the media section, or quietly browse the card catalogs.

Today, this wonderful global library has been bombarded with noisy people who toss ads in front of what you’re trying to read. Some won’t even let you close that book you inadvertently opened — the book keeps opening back up to the wrong page. Pickpockets and thieves stalk the halls.

This part of the book helps you turn the Internet back into that quiet, helpful library it once was. It shows how to avoid browser hijackers, and spyware. It explains how to send and receive e-mail so that you can keep in touch with friends.

It explains how to stock your contacts list with people listed in your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other accounts, as well as how to send and receive e-mail.

Finally, it shows you how to stay safe using the Windows 8 User Account Protection, firewall, security center, and other tricks to help bring back the Internet you love.

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