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Protecting yourself online : the definitive resource on safety, freedom, and privacy in cyberspace
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New York, NY. : Harper Edge, 1988.
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xxiii, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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PRZS3000000245 KF390.5.C6 G45 1998 Open Access Book Gift Book

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Like any new frontier, cyberspace offers both exhilarating possibilities and unforeseen hazards. As personal information about us travels the globe on high-speed networks, often with neither our knowledge nor our consent, a solid understanding of privacy and security issues is vital to the preservation of our rights and civil liberties. In reaping the benefits of the information age while safeguarding ourselves from its perils, the choices we make and the precedents we establish today will be central in defining the future of the electronic frontier.

Since 1991, the non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has worked to protect freedoms and advocate responsibility in new media and the online world. In "Protecting Yourself Online," Robert Gelman has drawn on the collective insight and experience of EFF to present a comprehensive guide to self-protection in the electronic frontier. In accessible, clear-headed language, "Protecting Yourself Online" addresses such issues as:

avoiding spam (junk mail) spotting online scams and hoaxesprotecting yourself from identity theft and fraudguarding your email privacy (and knowing when you can't)assessing the danger of viruseskeeping the net free of censorship and safe for your childrenprotecting your intellectual property

Produced by the leading civil libertarians of the digital age, and including a foreword by one of the most respected leaders in global business and the cyberworld, Esther Dyson, "Protecting Yourself Online" is an essential resource for new media newcomers and old Internet hands alike.