Posted June 20th, 2012
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — If you think staying off popular social networking sites, like Pinterest and MySpace, will protect your privacy, think again. A new study found your personal information is often on these sites … even though you’re not.
Millions of people can’t imagine living without social networking, but others don’t want any part of it.
“I didn’t want to know the people in high school when I was in high school, so I don’t want them finding me now,” Gregg Giglione recently told CBS 2’s Chris Wragge.
“A bunch of reasons,” Mike Karlesky said when asked why he doesn’t have a Facebook account. “One, I know that I would end up getting sucked into it.”
Neither Giglione nor Karlesky have accounts on the social networking giant, but their personal information, including where they live, their employment history and even what they do in their spare time is easy to find on the site, and available for all to see.