Hey everyone, here's a short piece I wrote for AOLnews about why, despite all the warnings about privacy online, we just can't bring ourselves to care nearly as much as we should.
A taste: “Oh but haven't recent polls demonstrated that we are more concerned than ever about our privacy online? Sure they have. But they have also shown that our concern doesn't actually translate into action. We may tell pollsters we are concerned about our privacy, but we don't actually do much about it. Surprisingly few of us can actually be bothered to adjust the privacy settings available to us. (A Pew Research Study put the number of us who change Facebook privacy settings in the 25 percent to 44 percent range, which is to say that not even half of us are motivated to protect our most intimate details by taking five minutes to click a few buttons.)”
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