Online users are unconvinced of social networking privacy
In a survey this year of over 5,000 people by Meinungsraum, a German-based online market and option studies research provider, it was revealed that 90% who use the Internet daily are concerned about security and think their privacy is at risk online.
This is partnered with 66% of respondents who sometimes regret posting personal information online and 11% who have lost or been denied a job because of their social network postings.
Even Facebook’s own CEO had his privacy displayed on Imgur, a site for sharing images, when private photos of him were posted with the headline "It’s time to fix those security flaws Facebook."
Is there actually such a thing as privacy on public social networking sites?
In the wake of social networking privacy being raised, private social networking sites are starting to spring up. Julian Ranger, Founder of DADapp, a strictly private social networking site, claims that users of his site have complete safety.
"I hear a lot of concern about privacy online, and firmly believe there’s a safer way to share. Not only does DADapp give users another option, it presents them with true ownership of their photos, documents, music, and video."
The guarantee of a private social networking site like DADapp could be that it operates offline and only operates user to user, so DADapp never sees any of its user’s data and accounts cannot be hacked online.
"It’s your stuff after all why not keep it that way" adds Ranger.