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The Psychology of Personal Information Sharing

by Sabina Datcu, on 08.02.2012

Social Networking is this century’s ideal communication environment, offering a range of opportunities for sharing personal information and getting in contact with other users. According its own statistics, Facebook had more than 750 million active users worldwide in 2011, meaning that 1 in every 9 people on Earth is using this network. Twitter has also gained momentum as a communication medium: in June 2011, there was an average of 200 million Tweets per day, and the number is continuously increasing. read more

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  • Bitdefender Security Specialists
    Bitdefender Labs
  • Catalin Cosoi
    Chief Security Researcher
  • Dan Lowe
    Dan Lowe, an OEM Senior Marketing Manager, has been working with Bitdefender for the last 3 ½ years. His familiarity with multiple security products from Firewalls to Antivirus has provided him a unique perspective on the security industry.
  • Ligia Adam
    Security Evangelist and Social Media Professional
  • Loredana Botezatu
    Loredana Botezatu – E-threat Analyst – Loredana has been writing about the IT world and e-security for well over five years. She has made a personal goal out of educating computer users about the ins and outs of the cybercrime ecosystem.

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