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Source: PCWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security As tech-savvy people, we know by now that we have to worry about technology being used to invade our privacy. But we tend to focus on the stuff that's deliberately snooping on us: spyware, keyloggers, Trojan horses, and other software and hardware designed with malicious intent. An even bigger risk, though, can come from the tools we usually trust--helpful gadgets and programs that weren't built to spy on us but can be used that way.

You don't have to be paranoid, but do be careful. "It's a balancing act," says Eric Gertler, privacy expert and author of Prying Eyes, a book on protecting your privacy (Random House, 2004). "Each individual needs to weigh the advantage of the tool or technology against the information [it's] providing." Fortunately, in some cases it takes only a few clicks to prevent your conveniences from turning creepy.

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