For use by students enrolled in LWN117, Cyberlaw and Policy (QUT).
This is going to become an increasing issue given the number of social networking sites available and the dependence by young people to communicate in this forum. Personally, it is my opinion that anything I put on these public networking sites can easily be accessible to sophisticated internet users. In essence, I do not trust the privacy and security settings that they proclaim.
Visnja,I wholeheartedly agree with you. It is especially frightening as you mention, that so many unsuspecting or niave young peopleare addicted to these chat sites and may easily be targeted by computer savvy people who can access their private information
Hamid,Spot on, naive is exactly the right word. The need to feel connected via technology of the gen Y's and Z's and lack if real world experience has caused people to rush to adopt and use social networking without thinking of who is reading it.There was a good feature on Hungry Beast (ABC) ast night where they raised the issue of your digital legacy and who has access to your digital life after you die and just what your heirs may see, that you thought private.
Fraudsters harvest teenagers' details from Facebook, other sites for fake credit cardshttp://www.couriermail.com.au/money/fraudsters-harvest-teenagers-details-from-facebook-other-sites-for-fake-credit-cards/story-e6freqoo-1225842123792"The Courier Mail 18/03/10
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