With greater online control, we risk sharing more

People who have tight online privacy control share more sensitive information with large and potentially riskier audiences.

Researchers in the US investigated how people responded when given control over their personal information. It found increases in perceived control over access to private details resulted in an illusory sense of security and the release of more information.

Some privacy experts have called for allowing users greater control over their private information, but this research suggests such policies could backfire.

Read more at Carnegie Mellon University