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Social Networking and Too Much Information

Techstination feature for Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Social networking and too much information. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. How much information do you share on Facebook or Twitter? A lot of people are putting way too much out there according to Adam Levin, chairman of Identity Theft 911....which is in the business of helping companies and organizations protect the identities of their customers. Levin says a study done by his company found...

"Sixty percent of people on social networking sites give away their entire birth date including the year, which is one of the critical elements for re-creating a person to commit identity theft. Twenty one percent have no problem giving their physical address. Eighteen percent of people actually give real time travel times."

Privacy issues seem to make headlines, but Levin points out, for many people, especially young people, privacy and the potential for identity theft seem to be of little concern. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

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