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Survey: Americans Worry About Online Privacy

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

February 9, 2011

Most Americans are worried about privacy and viruses when using social networking media, USA TODAY reports. Seven out of 10 Facebook members surveyed said they are either "somewhat" or "very concerned" about their privacy on the site. In the same survey, 52 percent of Google users also said they are somewhat or very concerned about privacy while using the search engine. Privacy attorney Chris Wolf of Hogan Lovells says, however, that companies are increasingly paying attention to privacy concerns and that new services revolve around "ways to empower people to protect their information," the report states.
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