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The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online
     

The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online

by Violet Blue
 

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The whirlwind of social media, online dating, and mobile apps can make life a dream—or a nightmare. For every trustworthy website, there are countless jerks, bullies, and scam artists who want to harvest your personal information for their own purposes. But you can fight back, right now.

In The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy, award-winning author and

Overview

The whirlwind of social media, online dating, and mobile apps can make life a dream—or a nightmare. For every trustworthy website, there are countless jerks, bullies, and scam artists who want to harvest your personal information for their own purposes. But you can fight back, right now.

In The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy, award-winning author and investigative journalist Violet Blue shows you how women are targeted online and how to keep yourself safe. Blue's practical, user-friendly advice will teach you how to:

  • Delete personal content from websites
  • Use website and browser privacy controls effectively
  • Recover from and prevent identity theft
  • Figure out where the law protects you–and where it doesn't
  • Set up safe online profiles
  • Remove yourself from people-finder websites
Even if your privacy has already been compromised, don't panic. It's not too late to take control. Let The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy help you cut through the confusion and start protecting your online life.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, October 2015 (Vol. 38, No. 4) - Barbara Allen
Blue delves into the world of how to keep your life private and how to fight back when it is no longer so. Topics covered range from the importance of not giving out your phone number to identity theft to passwords. All of the dos and don’ts of privacy are covered in this comprehensive text. It addresses protection and repair of your online presence in understandable language. Blue reminds readers that potential employers looks at their online “face” to see if they are the type of person they wish to hire. This book is fairly misnamed. It is not a girl’s guide but a woman’s guide. While the information is superior, the language includes swear words and derogatory terms. Blue writes in a very conversational style that allows readers to feel as if they are speaking with a best friend. Her information is accurate and amazing. The target audience seems to be older teens and new adults. This valuable guide is one that everyone should read, not just females. In this world of technology, readers need to be learning how to protect and defend themselves from the not-so-nice elements of the world. Reviewer: Barbara Allen; Ages 15 to Adult.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593276485
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
08/18/2015
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
444,744
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Violet Blue is an investigative tech reporter at ZDNet, Zero Day, CNET, and CBS News, as well as an award-winning sex writer and columnist. Blue is a well-known public pundit on privacy activism and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a member of the Internet Press Guild and the Center for Investigative Reporting, as well as an advisor at Without My Consent. She was the first female podcaster and currently maintains a thirteen-year-old sexuality blog at tinynibbles.com. She is the author of over 40 books and anthologies.

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