Strange, but true. According to a new study from the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide:
“A new study shows that privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke. It’s controlled by the people around you.
“Individual choice has long been considered a bedrock principle of online privacy. If you don’t want to be on Facebook, you can leave or not sign up in the first place. Then your behavior will be your own private business, right? The new study presents powerful evidence that the answer to that question is no.”
“There’s no place to hide in a social network,” says Lewis Mitchell, a co-author on the new study.
Details may be found at https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uov-sof011819.php.
Categories: Online Privacy & Security