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Colbert Takes on Internet Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

August 27, 2010

In the Wednesday airing of "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert discusses social media and its potentially negative consequences for young people seeking employment given the scope of personal information they frequently post to social networking sites. "If you're not careful, your online past could destroy your offline future," Colbert said. "But there's a solution. Just don't ever make a mistake. How hard is that?" the comedian quips, adding that other solutions may include changing your name, surgically altering your appearance to avoid facial recognition technologies and changing everything you've ever searched for on the Internet to avoid data mining and cookies. "Then you'll be the ideal job candidate," he jokes.
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