Study finds social media privacy is largely determined by friends’ actions6

A new study published in the Nature Human Behavior journal claims that an individual’s choices are merely a piece of a puzzle when it comes to preserving online privacy. According to scientists from the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide, staying away from posting on Facebook and Twitter won’t make us anonymous due to the context provided by our friends’ activity.

These findings make the importance of crypto techniques like Zero Knowledge Proofs and anonymized micropayments all the more important. It is wildly difficult to distance our “real” selves from online personae, and this study shows that it is only getting harder.

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