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Don’t fool yourself: There is no such thing as privacy on the Internet.

That’s the first thing digital journalism professor Robert Hernandez tells me during a discussion of online privacy. “How you carry yourself in real life is how you carry yourself on the Internet,” adds Hernandez, of USC’S Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. “For better or worse, that’s the best ground rule to start with.”

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Rebecca Dolan
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
Before joining the Kiplinger team as Online Community Editor in 2013, Rebecca was associate travel editor at the Huffington Post, where she also handled the travel section's social media. She landed at AOL/HuffPost after earning an MS in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School, with a concentration in health and science journalism. Prior to that, she covered lifestyle at Jacksonville Magazine, in Jacksonville, Fla., preceded by a stint at American Cheerleader magazine. She holds a BA from the College of William and Mary.