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UK Internet users cautious about revealing too much, says Ofcom

The report comes as social network sites like Facebook have been under scrutiny for privacy and secu

UK internet users are more cautious of how much personal information they reveal when using social networks, shows a report of Ofcom.

According to the media regulator, around 80 per cent of the adults with a social networking profile are more likely to only allow friends or family to see it, compared with only 48 per cent in 2007.

As well, less internet users would agree to provide their email address when they are online - 44 per cent, dropping from 49 per cent three years ago.

About 29 per cent of adults still do not have an internet connection and 70 per cent of them say they do not intend to get it within the next year or so.

The report comes as social network sites like Facebook have been under scrutiny for privacy and security issues.