07/15/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.S. – A recent survey shows that many users of social networking applications that display their physical location have concerns about their privacy. As reported by Webroot.com, the survey revealed that while the popularity of geolocation apps is growing, over half of those surveyed were worried about a loss of privacy.
Jeff Horne, Director of Threat Research at Webroot, is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “As location-based applications continue to gain popularity, we should all be increasingly aware of what cyber-criminals can do with the huge amount of personal data that is being shared by everyone on the Web.”
Horne further states, “People often get excited about the new features available on social networks and forget about the power of the Internet and the amount of valuable information they give away through the simple act of updating their status and ‘checking-in’ at their current location.”
More information about the survey findings may be found by visiting http://pr.webroot.com/threat-research/cons/social-networks-mobile-security-071310.html.
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