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Report: UK Users Are Limiting Profile Access

SOCIAL NETWORKING—UK

May 18, 2010

A report released Monday states that British subscribers to social networking sites such as Facebook are limiting those who can see their online profiles to friends and family, The Washington Post reports. Ofcom, Britain's communications regulator, released a portion of its Media Literacy reports that shows that in 2009, 80 percent of adults with a social networking profile allowed only friends and family to view their profiles, compared with 48 percent in 2007. The findings come as regulators and lawmakers worldwide examine ways to protect consumers' privacy in the social era. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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