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Youth reject Facebook’s death of privacy claims

Posted By admin On April 19, 2010 @ 11:43 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

The Register [1]
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 [2] 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.

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[1] The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/19/privacy_survey/

[2] the death: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/11/facebook_norm/

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