The Digital Umbrella: Technology's Attack on Personal Privacy in America

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Universal Publishers, 2004 - Computers - 308 pages
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Is your privacy at stake? Privacy violations are everywhere. How many Americans understand that the discount card at the drug store can track their orders, that the website they visited on their computer just installed a program to log their keystrokes, or that their workplace is monitoring their each and every move? Privacy violations can, and will, result in identity theft, credit card fraud, employer dismissal, and loss of productivity. If you don't know how to protect yourself, you run the risk of losing everything you ever worked for. If you think you're immune just because you don't own or use a computer, think again. Technology tracks everything and affects everyone, young and old, computer user or not. The Digital Umbrella exposes the risks to your personal privacy with real-life examples and proven methods to protect yourself. Learn how comporate America, the US government, and even your employer are destroying any expectation of privacy in this country. This informative guide to personal privacy includes in-depth analyses and tutorials on protection as well as ways to combat and prevent electronic fraud. Anyone can, and will, understand the topics covered in this book. Don't wait until it's too late, learn about the risks today!
 

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Contents

RIAA FILES SUIT
8
WHAT You WILL LEARN
14
THE MOVIE INDUSTRY ENTERS THE FIGHT
20
WHY A SOFTWARE LICENSE MATTERS
26
WHAT EXACTLY Is SPYWARE ADWARE OR SNOOPWARE?
33
EMAIL SPOOFING
39
PHISHING
47
USING TECHNOLOGY To MEASURE PRODUCTIVITY
58
DETECTING PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT
113
SECURING INTERNET EXPLORER
120
USING NETSCAPES SECURITY FEATURES
127
ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
142
WINDOWS XP FIREWALL
151
ADAWARE
157
SPYBOT SEARCH DESTROY
163
SNOOPWARES ARCH ENEMY
170

SNOOPWARE AT WORK
64
TECHNOLOGY CONSTANTLY INTRUDES UPON PERSONAL PRIVACY
72
NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE Co
82
UNFAIR CORPORATE PRACTICES
88
BIG BROTHER RETURNS
96
DEFEATING SPYWARE
103
PARENTAL CONTROLS
176
HARDWARE FIREWALLS
183
SCANNING AND REMOVING SPYWARE
196
ULTRVNC ENCRYPTION
212
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He is a Professor, Department of Construction Management & Engineering, The University of Reading.

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