I Love the Internet, but I Want My Privacy, Too!

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Even if you are a casual user of the Internet, you may be unwittingly "sharing" important information for anyone to see. What you can find out about yourself online may startle you. Now, learn how to control your personal privacy at work and at home without giving up the versatility of the Internet.



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Overview

Even if you are a casual user of the Internet, you may be unwittingly "sharing" important information for anyone to see. What you can find out about yourself online may startle you. Now, learn how to control your personal privacy at work and at home without giving up the versatility of the Internet.



I Love the Internet, but I Want My Privacy, Too! gives you the tools you need to protect yourself and your family in cyberspace. Shop online, e-mail a friend, transfer sensitive documents knowing that your most personal information will escape the prying eyes of Web thieves and Internet snoops. Let your kids surf the Net without running into online predators or pornography.



Inside you will find:

Guides to "safe sites" and online security software
Easy step-by-step instructions to secure your computer for your children
Personal privacy profile exercises
Resources on the nation's leading Internet privacy advocates
And much more!



All this is offered in non-technical and reader-friendly terms, including simple exercises you can perform to see what's on the Internet about you!



"An excellent resource for the newbie and the professional. A comprehensive look at the most important issue facing the Net today."

—Brian O'Shaugnessy, director of public policy, Internet Alliance



"I Love the Internet is a useful guide for parents and their children."

—Katharina Kopp, Ph.D., senior policy analyst, Center for Media Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761514367
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/26/1998
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Peterson is a skilled policy analyst and the director of a major Silicon Valley research company in the Washington, D.C., area. Peterson holds a master's degree in science and technology administration from George Washington University.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Cybersnoops, Webpeepers, and You
2. The Data Mongers and You
3. The Cyber Gatherers and You
4. Is Nothing Sacred? Your Privacy at Work and Home
5. Your Medical Records: Healing or Revealing?
6. Your Children in Cyberspace
7. How to Protect Your Children's Privacy
8. Technology-The Cause and Cure of the Privacy Problem
9. Corporate Cybersnoops Face the Music
10. Your Private Financial Information in the Public Domain
11. Government Pressure to Protect Your Privacy
Guide to Privacy Resources
List of Abbreviations and Acronymns
Glossary
References
Index
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