Bet you're regretting sending all those spam emails now hey?
Over the years I know of many people who have abandoned their email addresses or change their phone numbers because they were fed up with sheer volume of spam mail and nuisance calls they received. Quite an extreme thing to do, but when your data has been abused by businesses and organisations to the point that it's impacting your life, this might have been the only option to regain privacy.
The more that people abuse LinkedIn the less likely they are to explore its true potential. As a result, the less likely it is that they will benefit from membership of the network. In addition, the more that people receive what they perceive to be spam, the less inclined they will be to engage with LinkedIn.
Two super spammers, who sent millions of nuisance texts "that blatantly break the law" to people claimed they were owed personal
Children today certainly have an increased awareness of technology, yet their perceptions of danger are not fully developed as they have not had the life experiences needed to make them risk averse.
If you haven't been the victim of an attack just yet, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're not vulnerable to it. Exercising more common sense and a bit more self-awareness can go a long way. Learning from the misfortune of others means that you might think that little bit more carefully about safeguarding your own personal freedom rather than handing it over to the bad guys. And with attackers becoming more ambitious with their targets, the more we can do to hinder them, the better.
It's hard to imagine what the world was like before the advent of the internet. If you ask anyone under the age of 20, the question will confuse them, as the 'World Wide Web' is all they've ever known.