Don't trust anyone online

Researcher says TRUSTe-certified sites more likely to be deceptive
Harvard economics researcher Ben Edelman conducted a study (PDF) to determine if sites certified by TRUSTe, a nonprofit organization that analyzes privacy policies, really respect user privacy. Using MacAfee's SiteAdvisor tool to compare almost 1,000 TRUSTe certified sites with over 500,000 non-certified web sites, Edelman discovered that 'TRUSTe-certified sites are more than twice as likely to be untrustworthy as uncertified sites.'
The moral is, never trust anybody online.


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