Internet Privacy For Dummies 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 078-5555072541
ISBN-10: 0764508466
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"...a great book…to the authors credit...very good stuff..." (Micro Mart, 28 September 2002)

"...a typically high quality guide...comprehensive..." (PC Plus, December 2002)

"…an entertaining and informative to me…(PC Utilities, December 2002)

Titles about online privacy walk a fine line between warning of very real risks and fostering hysteria about unlikely or impossible scenarios. Internet Privacy succeeds admirably. Its balanced tone and practical advice on the protecting yourself and your computer from Internet-borne threats, ranging from virus infection to identify theft, make it useful to beginning to intermediate computer folk. It also includes valuable tips on preserving offline electronic privacy, carrying these protective practices into daily activities. Naked comes from the opposite direction, teaching readers how and where to find personal information (from death records to credit records) online. This knowledge, however, can help them prevent others from finding and/or misusing their information, making this a valuable guide for both researchers and general readers. It highlights valuable legal uses of online pers onal information (including genealogical research and locating lost loved ones) while also addressing privacy concerns. Both are recommended for all public libraries. (Library Journal, February 2003)

From the Back Cover

Packed with strategies for foiling Internet information thieves

Safeguard your assets, your identity, and your life

Take charge of your privacy at home and at work – on the PC or the phone

Your personal information should be just that – personal. This friendly guide shows you how to avoid privacy problems online, with easy-to-follow advice on securing your PC connection, conducting safe transactions, stopping the "e-mail trail," and protecting yourself and your family against viruses, hackers, worms, and other cyberpests.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (August 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764508466
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764508462
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Cannon on October 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
The Internet and the Information age has brought a new era of privacy, or lack there of. Identity theft is rampant and personal privacy is eroded in the name of ecommerce efficiency or "homeland" security. Internet Privacy for Dummies is an excellent text empowering the individual to fight big brother. What can you do to protect your privacy, in ten easy steps. What laws are on your side. And what forms can you fill out to vaporize that pesky telemarketer - all right there for your easy use. An excellent text - highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Debra Van Buren on January 19, 2014
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This is an excellent reference book for the seasoned computer user, and is an ideal guide for anyone interested in taking charge of their privacy on the computer or on the phone. It is easily understood by even the novice computer user, as explanations are in plain English, and information is presented according to the "Dummies Way." I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning the various strategies for foiling internet information thieves. As the book proclaims, it is a "fun and easy way to protect your privacy online." I am glad I made the purchase.
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