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What Can Strangers Learn About You Online?

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/03/2010

Katherine Schluten

"If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give him your name, Social Security number and e-mail address? Probably not.

"Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal information on the Internet that allows such identifying data to be deduced. Services like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr are oceans of personal minutiae birthday greetings sent and received, school and work gossip, photos of family vacations, and movies watched.

"Computer scientists and policy experts say that such seemingly innocuous bits of self-revelation can increasingly be collected and reassembled by computers to help create a picture of a person's identity, sometimes down to the Social Security number."

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"What Can Strangers Learn About You Online?", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 15/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/what-can-strangers-learn-about-you-online-