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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 9 Maintaining Your Privacy on the Web

Back in 1999, Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy growled at a group of reporters, “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” It’s a famous line that manages to be both grim and glib at the same time, but is it true? That depends. If you use Internet Explorer (or any other browser) with the standard configuration and without performing any kind of maintenance, then, yes, you basically have no privacy online. ...

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