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Users, Protect Yourselves Online

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 11, 2011

A ZDNet article explores some of the complex issues of online privacy, questioning how much responsibility users hold in keeping their personal information private and if companies are providing the necessary tools for users to control their information. One expert notes that many Internet companies' business models depend on users' personal information, saying, "If privacy is dead, so is online commerce in the long run." But, he adds, users need to realize that the content needs to be paid for in some form. Meanwhile, one Singaporean undergraduate points out that "sometimes you don't even realize information is being taken from you." Other experts weigh in on how lawmakers are expected to handle online privacy issues.
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