German Schools to Teach Online Privacy

Internet companies such as Facebook and Google have come in for repeated criticism in Germany, where the government has concerns about what they do with users’ data. Now one state, worried about the amount of information young people reveal online, plans to teach school pupils how to keep a low profile on the web.Many of Facebook’s 2 million users in Germany are young people who might not give a second thought to posting pictures of themselves and their friends skinny-dipping or passed out at parties. Unfortunately, being casual with one’s data also has its risks. After all, potential employers also know how to use social networking tools.,1518,710320,00.html

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