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Experts Answer Reader Questions About Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

July 27, 2010

The New York Times is featuring a two-part series with expert answers to readers' questions about online privacy as a follow up to last week's report, "The Web Means the End of Forgetting." In the first part of the series, Michael Fertik, founder of ReputationDefender, and Paul Ohm, a law professor at the University of Colorado, field an array of questions on topics ranging from maintaining online anonymity to removing personal information from search engines to what happens to all that information on social networking sites when users log off for good. Fertik recommends such controls as setting up Internet alerts to monitor what information is out there, and Ohm notes that when it comes to making Internet comments untraceable, "there are no guarantees." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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