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Chapter 15: Privacy: Protecting Yourself... > I Vant to Be Alone — and Vat You Can...

I Vant to Be Alone — and Vat You Can Do to Stay That Vay

The Internet has a long reach. Don’t be surprised if you furnish your personal information freely on one website, and it turns up somewhere else. If you don’t mind people knowing things about you (your name, your hobbies, where you live, and your phone number, for example), by all means share. But I personally think you should give only as much information as you need to do business on the site.

remember.eps Privacy is not secrecy. Don’t feel obligated to reveal anything about yourself that isn’t absolutely necessary. (Some personal facts are in the same league as body weight — private, even if hardly a secret.)

Although you can’t prevent privacy leaks entirely, you can take some precautions to protect yourself. Here are some tips to keep your online information as safe and secure as possible:


  

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