April 19, 2010
Young people do care about their privacy, a new survey has found, contradicting the claims of Silicon Valley plutocrats.
Earlier this year Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg became the latest tech billionaire to proclaim the death of personal privacy, saying digital yoof are not concerned by it.
A poll of US 18 to 24-year-olds however found they do value privacy, but are naive about the risks and protections online, AFP reports.
“This lack of knowledge in a tempting environment, rather than a cavalier lack of concern regarding privacy, may be an important reason large numbers of [young people] engage with the digital world in a seemingly unconcerned manner,” a report by the University of California said.
This article was posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11:43 am