A new study contradicts traditional views regarding young adults and online privacy
New York (WiredPRNews.com) – Findings in a recent study contradict beliefs that young adults do not care about their privacy online. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the study shows that despite conclusions drawn from their seemingly open social networking activities, young adults are as concerned as older adults about privacy.
Mary Madden, senior researcher at the Pew Internet and American Life Project, who is not connected to the study, is quoted by the AP as stating of the research, “It is going to counter a lot of assumptions that have been made about young adults and their attitudes toward privacy.”
Chris Hoofnagle, co-author of the study and director of information privacy programs at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, is further quoted as stating, “Yes, there are some young people who are posting racy photographs and personal information. But those anecdotes might not represent what the average young person is doing online.”
More information about the study report may be found by visiting http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100415/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_young_adults_privacy;_ylt=Aq8Ny72pZPpPqHBKkDBQjZ8jtBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTJzaHRyZDBpBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNDE1L3VzX3RlY195b3VuZ19hZHVsdHNfcHJpdmFjeQRjcG9zAzIEcG9zAzUEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDc3R1ZHl5b3VuZ2Fk.
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