Facebook Generation Rekindles Expectation of Privacy Online

Mark Zuckerberg said in 2010 that privacy was no longer a “social norm.” But four years later, the pendulum might be ready to swing the other way.The second generation of digital citizens – teenagers and millennials, who have spent most, if not all, of their lives online – appear to be more likely to embrace the tools of privacy and protect their personal information.

Disappearing-message apps like Snapchat and Cyber Dust have been embraced by young people who aren’t eager to leave too much of a digital footprint. Video apps like Vine and Instagram let you create an edited version of your world instead of uploading all your personal details.

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