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Report: Americans Becoming More Privacy-Savvy

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

February 27, 2012

Americans are getting more privacy-savvy on social networks, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The report found that people have increased their use of privacy settings on social networking sites, with 44 percent of respondents saying they deleted comments from their profile, compared with 36 percent who said the same in 2009. "Profile pruning" is also on the rise, the report found, with almost two-thirds of respondents saying they'd deleted friends, compared with 56 percent two years ago. The report also found that women are more privacy-conscious than men on the sites and that age doesn't play a role, the Associated Press reports.
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