Staying off social media doesn’t protect your privacy, study claims - It's about what your friends share about you too
A new study into social media claims that privacy on such platforms is like “second-hand smoke” and is controlled by other people as much as the user. Researchers from the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide have said it is possible to build a profile of a person from data gathered from the posts of eight or nine of their contacts.
The study also claims that even if a person leaves a social media platform such as Facebook or Twitter — or never even joined — the online posts of their friends can provide up to 95% of the “potential predictive accuracy” of a person’s future activities.
“You alone don’t control your privacy on social media platforms,” he said. “Your friends have a say, too.”
Which was why when your friends on Facebook got exploited by that rogue service, they ended up exposing a lot of your data that they had access to, or where they posted about you.
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