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Poll: Most Canadians Alter Privacy Settings

SOCIAL NETWORKING

September 3, 2010

ITBusiness.ca released a poll this week showing that most Canadians have adjusted their Facebook privacy settings, debunking a common belief that most people leave default settings intact. The survey polled 1,002 Canadians who have used Facebook almost daily within the past two months. Eight out of 10 have altered their privacy settings. Further, when asked about their approach to privacy on the site, 52.6 percent chose the option "I'm cautious about my privacy and have changed my settings and am very selective about what information I share," reports itWorldCanada. Brian Jackson, a senior writer with ITBusiness.ca, says, "Much of the privacy concerns around Facebook are a result of the default privacy settings. Now, it seems that most Canadians are cautious enough change that default."
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