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What’s a cookie? How do I protect myself on the web? And most importantly: What happens if a truck runs over my laptop?

For things you’ve always wanted to know about the web but were afraid to ask, read on.

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Validating Identities Online

or, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

In the physical world, you can see the people you share information with. You talk to them face-to-face, or meet them in a trusted place like a bank branch. That’s how you make your first judgments about giving them your trust.

But online, it can be hard to tell who’s behind any website. The visual cues we normally rely on can be faked. For example, a phony webpage could copy the logo, icon, and

design of your own bank’s website — almost as if they had set up a fake storefront on your block.

Fortunately, there are tools to help you determine if a website is genuine or not. Some websites have an extended validation certificate that allows you to determine the

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Very Special Thanks To

Brian Rakowski, Ian Fette, Chris DiBona, Alex Russell, Erik Kay, Jim Roskind, Mike Belshe, Dimitri Glazkov, Henry Bridge, Gregor Hochmuth, Jeffrey Chang, Mark Larson, Aaron Boodman, Wieland Holfelder, Jochen Eisinger, Bernhard Bauer, Adam Barth, Cory Ferreria, Erik Arvidsson, John Abd-Malek, Carlos Pizano, Justin Schuh, Wan-Teh Chang, Vangelis Kokkevis, Mike Jazayeri, Brad Chen, Darin Fisher, Johanna Wittig, Maxim Lobanov, Marion Fabing Nicolas, Jana Vorechovska, Daniele De Santis, Laura van Nigtevegt, Wojtek Cyprys, Dudley Carr, Richard Rabbat, Ji Lee, Glen Murphy, Valdean Klump, Aaron Koblin, Paul Irish, John Fu, Chris Wright, Sarah Nahm, Christos Apartoglou, Meredith Papp, Eric Antonow, Eitan Bencuya, Jay Nancarrow, Ben Lee, Gina Weakley, Linus Upson, Sundar Pichai & The Google Chrome Team


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