May 4th, 2012

Consumer Reports: Facebook users more wary of sharing information

By Jessica Guynn
Los Angeles Times

Facebook is about to share a whole lot of information about itself as it pitches potential investors on its initial public stock offering coming in May.

But users of the popular website are becoming more wary about how much information they share with Facebook, says a new study from Consumer Reports that asked Facebook users in the United States what steps they took to protect their privacy on the world’s largest social network.

About a quarter of the users surveyed admitted they made up information about themselves. Consumer Reports said that’s double the number who said they did that two years ago, a finding that it says signals that users have become more guarded.

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