A Survival Guide in the Information Age: 145 Important Tips to Protect You and Your Family

A Survival Guide in the Information Age: 145 Important Tips to Protect You and Your Family

by Derek Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563527371
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Identity Theft: When Good Names Go Bad1
What Is Identity Theft?
What Is Identity Fraud?
How Identities Are Stolen
Help Is On the Way
Chapter 2Cyber Safety: Your Computer's Secret Social Life19
Computer Security Blanket
Spyware, Snoopware and Adware
Caught in the Act
Public Computers
Music Downloading
I See You, You See Me
Chapter 3Buyer Beware: Attention Online Shoppers!35
Looking for Love
Looking for a Deal
Chapter 4Medical Data and You: From House Call to Web Call--Computer, Heal Thyself!47
So Simple, So Logical
"We Have an Illness!"
The Doctor Will See You Now
Just Say No to Drugs (Advertising)
Checking Up on Nursing Homes
Keeping Medical Matters Private
Chapter 5Protection from Predators: Keeping Your Children Safe59
Predators Online
Protecting Your Children
Stalkers Online
Pornography Online
Beware of Strangers
Keeping Schools and Volunteer Organizations Safer
A Safety Net for Your Child
Chapter 6Check, Verify and Validate: Protecting Your Family73
Screening Service People
Home Safety
Background Checks
What to Do if You're the One Being Screened
Screening Yourself
Chapter 7Before Your House Is a Home: Be Street Smart83
Know Your Neighbor
Know Your House
Chapter 8DNA Testing: Who Are You?91
What Is DNA?
DNA and Your Ancestors
DNA and Your Health
DNA and Your Child's Safety
DNA and Victims of Crime
Chapter 9Privacy and Security: Information for a Safer America99
Get Aware of the Risks You Face
Get Informed About the Root Causes of Risk
Get Involved in the Discussion

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