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The practice of looking up a future employees’ social media account is widespread but the use of such profiling is blurring the lines between private and public life. Dan Peled/AAP

Is your employer watching you? Online profiling blurs the boundary of our public and private lives

Employers are increasingly using potential employees' social media accounts to determine their suitability for jobs. A new study finds employees are uncomfortable with this but accept the practice.
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open. Phones image via www.shutterstock.com.

So long social media: the kids are opting out of the online public square

Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?

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