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WiIl Millennials Be The Death Of Data Security?
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ChrisRouland
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ChrisRouland,
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1/28/2015 | 2:50:59 PM
Re: Ok Millennials, defend yourselves!
Marilyn - great post.  I think what most people don't seem to understand if that if an App is free, YOU are the product.  Would you pay $0.99/mo for a version of Waze that gave you privacy?
Kelly22
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1/28/2015 | 1:29:33 PM
Re: Ok Millennials, defend yourselves!
I would also be interested in learning the results of that poll. I think because most younger millennials grew up in an age of widespread information sharing, many don't think twice about giving personal data to apps and services online. To most, it's just a means of getting the next cool, convenient app. I'm a millennial and while I don't use Waze, I know plenty of people who do. Chances are, there are more than one who didn't read the privacy policy.

That said, I also know millennials who do take the time to protect their online identities, but many times, those are people who have been affected by hacks in the past.
ODA155
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ODA155,
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1/28/2015 | 11:40:12 AM
Re: Ok Millennials, defend yourselves!
@ Kelly Jackson Higgins... only when the corporations that are collecting and who are responsible for this data are actually held accountable.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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1/28/2015 | 11:35:58 AM
Re: Ok Millennials, defend yourselves!
I keep asking the question about the ultimate financial impact of all of this: It can't be a sustainable model for the economy. Eventually all of this replacing credit cards & debit cards, covering ID theft losses, and recovering from data breach losses has to come home to roost. That's the big question.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/28/2015 | 11:33:01 AM
Big age range
People need to remember that these 'generational' identities are very broad. I'm technically a millenial and yet can remember firmly what it was like to be online pre-'95. Myself and my contemporaries have a very different view on personal data than millenials that were born just a few years later. 

There's something about people who were given access to social networks at a young age that I think makes them more data promiscuous.

Either that or I'm just a grump who wants his privacy and personal space. 
ODA155
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ODA155,
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1/28/2015 | 11:31:33 AM
Re: Ok Millennials, defend yourselves!
@ Kelly Jackson Higgins, the points you make are dead on. The problem is, as technology (whatever the technology is) advances the trend or mantra is "lets make this easier, more efficient", well easy and efficient seems to always trump security and as someone else pointed out that has been passed down from one generation to the next. But, something else has been passed down, education and history, and I have to believe that these Millenials may very well be "smarter" in terms of education and documented history than any generation before them... I just hope they're smart enough to recognize the path we're on and make some adjustments... I think they are, but it's going to take some really hard lessons and hurting along the way.

@ DR T... as for you and WAZE... I'm glad that you love it, you said "...bought by Google, they saw how much engagement this app could create...." , Google only obtained WAZE because they saw how many more people they could add to their DB's, that's business.
Marilyn Cohodas
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1/28/2015 | 11:13:25 AM
Re: At least they'll have someone to blame
 they will also expect less discussion around security and privacy, those are boring subjects. :--))

@DrT -- If your comment presumes that Millennials will expect less discussion around security and privacy because the problems will be solved, more power to them! (But I doubt it)
Dr.T
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1/28/2015 | 11:05:48 AM
Re: Ok Millennials, defend yourselves!
I love Waze, I would give anything to e babel to use it :-)-). Waze was a successful startup and was bought by Google, they saw how much engagement this app could create. 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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1/28/2015 | 10:55:17 AM
Re: Ok Millennials, defend yourselves!
I agree completely. There is no real consequences when an attack happens other than we talk about it and speculate around that. Both attackers and person who does not remove vulnerability should be held responsible. 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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1/28/2015 | 10:51:49 AM
Re: At least they'll have someone to blame
Good point. We know we are not blaming ourselves today but complaining bout it all the times. The same will happen for millennials, they will also expect less discussion around security and privacy, those are boring subjects. :--))
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