Users sharing private data unknowingly?

Sadly I do this all the time. What’s this thing I need to click on to see that funny video, done. CLICK! Oops what did I just share. What? I need to install this widget on Facebook, done. CLICK! Why is my computer really slow now, and what’s this charge on my credit card? I’m more aware but I still make some mistakes. Do Internet thieves ever take a day off?

“Internet users appear to take the concept of privacy online seriously, but their actions don’t follow their words very well. AOL surveyed a thousand online consumers in the UK in order to get a feel for their understanding of privacy issues on the Internet and found that while 84 percent said that they would remain tight-lipped about personal details, even more ended up forking them over without any hesitation.” (link)


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