MacVoices #24146: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Your Online Privacy (1)

Joe Kissell shares insights on online privacy in his book, Take Control of Your Online Privacy, 5th Edition, stressing the importance of staying informed on privacy issues amidst evolving technology threats. He focuses on practical high and medium priority privacy concerns for everyday individuals, advising prioritization based on individual risk profiles. Emphasizing the impact of advertisers collecting extensive personal data, Joe provides tips on data sharing. He cautions against oversharing personal information online and offers steps to enhance online privacy highlighting the need to be proactive in understanding and addressing online privacy risks. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:


00:00 Introduction
01:04 Keeping the Book Updated
01:30 Staying Up to Date
03:26 Updating the Manuscript
04:13 Ordinary Privacy Needs
06:21 Calibrating Privacy Concerns
07:36 Evolving Threats
08:35 Advertisers as Threats
10:14 Faustian Bargain of Data
12:18 Top Privacy Considerations
12:51 Five Key Privacy Tips
19:47 Impact of Facebook Usage
25:55 Relevance of Personal Data
30:59 Consequences of Revealing Information


Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site,, and on Twitter.


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