Because freedom can't protect itself
I think that the real difference is that, while young people care about their privacy, they don't understand that how they are using social media is "giving away" their privacy.
The poll likely asked if they "cared" about privacy. If it had asked how many unflattering pictures of themselves they have posted, one could get a completely different view.
I'm a millennial and nearly my mid-20s. I completely agree with Bob Collins.
It's one thing to say you care and another thing to actually follow up on what you say. See the recent article where Mark Zuckerberg talks about that point: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/07/24/mark-zuckerberg-says-teenagers-arent-leaving-facebook/
Get breaking news on issues you care about
Help fight for our rights. Donate to the ACLU.
Sign up for the ACLU Action newsletter.
Chip in to help protect all of our rights and liberties.
© ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004
This is the website of the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation.
Learn more about these two components of the ACLU.