Safer Internet: Introduction: E-books


  • TCYOPAs mentioned earlier, this course is based on Joe Kissell's e-book: Take Control of Your Online Privacy {TCYOP}, from the excellent Take Control series of technical e-books. TCYOP is suggested but not required for this course; this course generally uses the same chapter/section headings and sequence.
  • The instructor can obtain a discounted price for registered OLLI students (in multiples of 10).
  • Students request & prepay before/at the first class -- $3 or $4 depending on number ($3 if exactly 10, 20, 30 or 40)
  • Instructor will order copies; Take Control emails e-book to Instructor in a few days
  • Instructor e-mails the .pdf e-book version to students.
  • To view the .pdf version, students need a PDF reader application; many are free, e.g., Adobe Reader (for computers, tablets, phones), Preview (for macOS), or iBooks (iOS).
  • Later, students can download an updated .pdf version (if available, for free or at a discount) and a .epub (iBooks) or .mobi (Kindle) version, e.g., for a tablet or eReader; see "Ebook Extras section" {TCYOP-3: 149; TCYOP-2: 132; TCYOP-1: 119}.

TCYOP Editions

  • 3.0; 4/2017; 152pp.; reg: $15; OLLI: $3-4
  • 'cheat sheet'; free; 1 pp. .pdf
  • sample; free; 53 pp. .pdf
  • 2.0; 5/2015; 135pp.
  • 1.1; 3/2014; 123pp.
  • "{TCYOP-3: #}" in course material refers to Chapter and Figure pages in the current .pdf edition
  • "{TCYOP-2: #; TCYOP-1:#}" (in smaller font) refers to pages in older editions (for students from previous terms).

Other E-Books

  • Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course understand user interface, System Preferences (macOS), Settings (iOS) for the Take Control series; free versions: web, .pdf, .mobi (Kindle), .epub (iPad); version 1.0: 49 pp.; 9/3/2014
  • TakeControl publishes many other e-books about related topics, e.g., 1Password, Apple Mail, Backing up your Mac, Dropbox, FileVault, iCloud, iOS, macOS, Mac Security, Passwords -- most with free sample chapters; you can save $ if you're a member, or order multiple e-books.