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Online Privacy
Identity Theft
 Avoid Becoming a Victim pdf
 When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name pdf
Protecting Your Privacy
Tips to Protect Yourself Online
Read privacy policies of Web sites.
Ask how your data will be used.
Set your browser to alert you to cookies and reject unnecessary ones.
Use an anonymizer to hide personal information while browsing. One site to try:
"Opt-out" of list sharing. Check individual sites for their policies or look at Operation Opt-out for help.
Get separate addresses for personal e-mail and for e-mail you give to Web sites.
Live Online
 Protect Your Identity: David Steer of TRUSTe on how to protect sensitive personal information.
 Protect Your Kids: Amy Aidman of the Center for Media Education on ways to protect you children online.
 Kids Domain: Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) on the Dot Kids Domain Name Act of 2001.
 Fred Cohen answered questions about invasions of privacy.
Featured Reporter
 Robert O'Harrow covers privacy issues for the Post. This year, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting.
Read his stories.
Privacy on the Web
 Federal Trade Commission
 U.S. Gov't Identity Theft Site
 Electronic Privacy Information Ctr.
 Democracy and Technology Ctr.
 For Kids:FTC's KIDZ Privacy Site
FBR Nears Settlement With SEC
Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group Inc.'s brokerage subsidiary is close to settling a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into a 2001 investment banking transaction, a source with knowledge of the matter said yesterday.

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