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How to create an anonymous alter ego in 6 easy steps

Privacy might be on its deathbed, but making yourself a bit less machine-readable goes a long way to preserving our right to anonymity.

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Who really owns our anonymous identities?

You don’t have to be a criminal to want to work with more than one identity. 

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When apps track your workouts, who really wins?

It might be dressed up like a game, but apps that track your movements are serious business.

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You can’t put a price tag on privacy

The interest you earn in the form of supposedly free services is rarely worth opening such an account. 

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Keep your searches for problems, pet peeves, pills, and porn private

Your search patterns reveal a lot about who you are, what you do, and where you live. Here’s how to keep that information secure.

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Digital self-defense: The beginning of the privacy resistance

New ways of announcing your resistance to the great privacy problem are finally bubbling up. 

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The illusion of privacy: You’re not in control

In most social media sites, the privacy you think you might have doesn’t really exist. 

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Digital self-defense: When big data does good

Big data isn’t all bad. We just need to know how it’s being handled. 

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Digital promiscuity is bad for your health

We need to practice safe digital self-defense, especially in the new “Internet of Things.” Because our health is just one of the things that can and will be impacted. 

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Digital self-defense: You post, you’re toast

Think what you post on social media doesn’t really matter? So did these four people, and this is what happened.

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Digital Self-defense: Every move you make, they’ll be watching you

We are now in the era of friction-less entertainment. What this really means? The age of enjoying your thrills, chills and laughs in private is pretty much dead.

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Digital self-defense: The 5 Step Program for “free” online junkies

You’re an addict, and you don’t even know it. Plus, big online companies are pimping you out. Here’s how to free yourself of the “free” addiction.

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Digital Self-defense: Is privacy already dead?

In this series, Digital Self-defense, Steffan Heuer and Pernille Tranberg teach us how to protect our online identity. This week: Is privacy just a brief parenthesis in history?

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The true price of “free” online

In this series, Digital Self-defense, Steffan Heuer and Pernille Tranberg teach us how to protect our online identity. This week, the authors consider the true price, and value, of “free.”

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They’re watching you: How to block online trackers

In this series, Digital Self-defense, Steffan Heuer and Pernille Tranberg teach us how to protect our online identity. This week, the authors consider the trackers that are documenting our every move online and using that data for their own profit. Want to stop them? Here’s how.

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