Online privacy – teens stay private

Posted by jerry on February 27th, 2007 — Posted in Journal, New media, Technology

Angela Thomas’ blog has an interesting piece on teens and online privacy. I too have thought that young people seem happy to share an extraordinary amount of personal information online – especially with sites like MySpace and Friendster. But some new research suggests that although kids share with friends, a very large percentage – the majority in fact – keep their personal profile private.

Angela Thomas' Blog


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Comment by HDF

Well thank goodness for that. I just read this book “Privacy Lost” (, and it was filled with all sorts of stories about how information from the internet, or even from places that are supposed to be protected like your Doctor’s files has a way of getting aggregated and then used years later for other purposes like determining insurability, hiring, and credit scores. Very scary stuff.

Posted on February 27, 2007 at 7:41 am

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