UK Poll: Virtual Friendship Entails Privacy RisksAdded: Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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According to the results of the recent poll in the United Kingdom, almost 50% of people questioned preferred to keep in touch with friends online rather than offline. The conclusions were made that such communication exposed people to surveillance and fraud risks.
2,000 Britons were polled, of which 79% admitted they maintained friendships they feel would wither without being linked through social media, and a further 72% believe Internet has strengthened their friendships. The problem is that many people did not realize that sharing information over online services like Facebook – which 4/5 said they do – hands ownership of their private information to entities which are not transparent about the ways that they use it.
Privacy campaigners also reminded that with the return to the legislative agenda of the investigatory powers bill (the so-called snooper’s charter), UK users of social networks could find their communications laid open to the state. As you may know, Apple has already been embroiled in a high-profile fight with American authorities after it refused an FBI request to help decrypt information in the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. In the UK, the new investigatory powers bill could make similar orders to device makers like Apple and online services like Facebook and WhatsApp.
The statistics reveled that each UK resident sends an average of 11,000 per year, as well as 1,100 picture messages and 7,000 WhatsApp messages. They also actively share content, with 10% people sharing more than 50 videos a week with online contacts. This is why users maintaining virtual friendships are recommended to take steps to ensure their security, such as: check privacy settings, use secure passwords and password managers and not over-share details of personal lives on the Internet.
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