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

Cheers
Jerry

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Comment by HDF

Well thank goodness for that. I just read this book “Privacy Lost” (http://privacylostbook.com/), 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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