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Watching the Watchers; Web Users Fight Back for Their Privacy on the 'Net

These are sobering times for Internet users who value their privacy. The government has expanded its online surveillance authority in the wake of Sept. 11. And Web users are bombarded almost daily with warnings about cyberterrorism, hackers, worms, spyware, identity theft and cookies. It seems you can’t wander down the Information Superhighway these days without wondering who is spying on you or surreptitiously sucking up all your personal information. Fortunately, there are myriad tools for Internet users who want to reclaim at least some of their privacy. Encrypted e-mail, “anonymous” Web surfing, and software that crushes cookies and eats spyware can all help reduce your online exposure. Consider, though, how paranoid you want to be. Building a virtual wall around your online self can be time-consuming and hinder your Internet experience. Full Story

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