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Young Adults Share Privacy Perspectives

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 10, 2013

During a panel discussion at CES 2013 this week, a group of young adults shared their attitudes on social media policies and behavioral targeting, among other topics. The six panelists, ages 18 to 28, generally agreed that they were not averse to being served targeted ads if the content is interesting and the ads relevant, CNET News reports. “If ads are tailored to me, I’m totally fine with them,” said one panelist. Others indicated a heightened awareness of privacy risks, resulting in vigilant self-monitoring when it comes to online posts. “I have to filter myself,” said another panelist, voicing concern that employers and colleagues may view Facebook photos, tags and check-ins.
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