Breaking news: social networks expose you

A “first time” study was just released that says using social networking services can expose you to identity theft. Naw!

Telling everyone your email address and cell phone number, where you live, what you ate for lunch yesterday and where, who you slept with last night, last weekend, and/or for the last six months, and where you work doesn’t seem like the kind of behaviour someone attuned to protecting their privacy seems to care about all that much.

So what do we conclude from this “first ever” study? Uh, waste of fricken money?

PS: still you gotta see the ads via the link – if you gleen some serious information from stating the obvious, at least you can get a date.

***UPDATE***

A better use of funds – get a group of panelists together to talk about how to protect kids on social networks from Mark Foley.

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