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.
  • In the past, the instructor obtained a discounted price for registered OLLI students (in multiples of 10). However, since the e-book has not been updated in 2 years, and it is somewhat of a hassle to take orders & collect money, he is no longer providing this service.


  • 2.0; 5/2015; 135pp.
  • 'cheat sheet'; free; 1 pp. .pdf
  • sample; free; 38 pp. .pdf
  • 1.1; 3/2014; 123pp.
  • "{TCYOP-2: #; TCYOP-1:#}" herein refers to Chapter and Figure pages in these different .pdf editions,
    e.g., {TCYOP-2: 1-5; TCYOP-1: 1-5 -- older edition references are included for students from previous terms.}

Other E-Books

  • Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course understand user interface, System Preferences (macOS), Settings (iOS); 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, Crashplan, Dropbox, El Capitan (OS X), FileVault, iCloud, iOS9, Mac Security, Passwords -- most with free sample chapters; you can save $ if you're a member, or order multiple e-books.