One in four Facebook users ignore security controls

by admin May 7, 2010 at 5:14 pm

A recent survey suggests that almost a quarter of Facebook users do not do enough to protect their own data on the social networking site.

Some 23 per cent of Facebook users are either unaware of the privacy protections offered by the site, or had chosen to disable them, according to the Social Insecurity survey from Consumer Reports.

The study also found that Facebook users routinely engage in behaviour that leaves their personal data visible to others.

Roughly 42 per cent of respondents admitted to leaving their full date of birth visible to other users, while 26 per cent of adult users had posted photos of their children with descriptions and their full names.

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