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Nine out of ten students concerned about online privacy: Ireland Survey

IANS  |  London 

Alarmed over the recent incidents like the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica, nine out of 10 Irish students are worried about their online privacy, a survey suggests.

The survey done by Ireland-based found that almost 90 per cent of students are concerned about their online privacy, reported on Monday.

Many of the 5,500 students surveyed have set their accounts to private mode, which limits how much of their information is shared publicly, the report said.

However, when it comes to -- the most popular platform among students -- one in three allowed the app to share their exact location at all times.

"As a I would always recommend that students have this set to 'ghost mode' to hide their whereabouts," Luke Saunders, Founder, Studyclix, was quoted as saying by

The survey also found that 41 per cent of students are in favour of a ban in school.

In terms of popularity, -- which three years ago was the most popular platform -- is now third behind and

The survey found that 72 per cent of students ranked as their app compared with 94 per cent for



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:36 IST