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Location-Based Apps Dependent on Age

GEO PRIVACY—U.S.

August 31, 2010

People born after 1981 are likely to have different standards for online privacy than those born earlier, The Hill reports. That's according to the chief executive of geolocational application Loopt, who said the "magic age is people born after 1981. That's the cut-off for us where we see a big change in privacy settings and user acceptance." Only four percent of Americans have tried geolocational apps, the report states, and only one percent use them weekly, according to Forrester Research, which also found that young people living in cities are most likely to use the services.
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