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Online Social Networking: Protect Your Privacy

Webroot, a leading computer security company, recently surveyed over 1,100 members of social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, and others. The results of the survey uncovered some thought-provoking insights into the beliefs and behaviors of users on these sites. While many are concerned about their privacy, many users are not taking action to protect their privacy.

According to the survey, almost 80 percent of those polled are concerned about privacy issues on social networks yet almost 60 percent are not aware of what their privacy settings are and who can see their data. One third of social networkers admitted they use the same password for all their social networking accounts.

Overall, the results revealed:

  1. Privacy Concerns Outweigh Protective Actions
  2. Private Information is Made Public
  3. Younger Users (Ages 18-29) Take More Risks

For more information on results of survey and tips for safe social networking, please visit:

PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY TODAY! Take a few minutes and lock down your profiles by updating the privacy settings on your social networking accounts. 

 

 

 Letitia Stevenson, REALTOR®  | Licensed in DE, PA & MD |  

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® 

(Formerly Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS®)

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Comment balloon 0 commentsLetitia Stevenson • August 01 2009 11:50PM

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