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Study: Young Adults Are Most Privacy Proactive

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

May 27, 2010

According to a study conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, young adults are more likely to pay attention to online privacy than most people think, reports Ars Technica. The study shows that 18 to 29-year-olds keep tighter control of their online personas than any other age group. Seventy-one percent have changed their privacy settings on social networking sites and they have been consistent in this practice since 2006. Another major finding, the report states, is that no matter their age, people who are most aware of others viewing their online behavior are also the most likely to closely manage their privacy settings.
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