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Study Raises Questions About Teens and Privacy

SOCIAL NETWORKING—UK

March 19, 2010

When it comes to privacy issues and social networking, a Fast Company report suggests the real question is whether the next generation is concerned at all about online security. A recent UK survey of 1,150 teenagers showed that 25 percent had attempted to hack into their friends' social networking accounts, the report states. Tufin Technologies, the firm that commissioned the study, suggests the results demonstrate the need for education about what is and is not acceptable when it comes to online privacy. "There's a fine line at which point it becomes something bad," a Tufin spokesperson said. "Children don't always understand where that line is."
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