In the News...Internet Privacy Impossible

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Privacy settings on Web sites like MySpace and Facebook are proving to be less than confidential. Employers are searching such Web sites to find information on potential employees. For young people applying for work, realize that photos, writing or activities on the Web are open to those who know how to look—even if they are under a privacy setting. "Think of it as being in a very large, public place like Yankee Stadium, taking the microphone and broadcasting your personal information to 50,000 people there. If you don't want everyone in the stadium to know the details of your personal life, then keep them to yourself," suggests Theresa O'Neill, a career counselor at Rutgers University–Newark (Wayne Parry, "Private Photos? Not on the Internet," Associated Press, July 13, 2007).

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