UK Networking Profiles Make Internet Users Cagey

May 23, 2010 Updated: May 23, 2010

LONDON—Internet users have become more security-savvy when it comes to social networking sites, according to new Ofcom research.

Eighty per cent of adults now only allow family or friends to see their social net- work profiles, compared to 48 per cent in 2007.

The report also claims that trust in news websites has risen above trust in TV news reports for the first time. But radio is the most trusted source of news, with 66 per cent of radio listeners saying coverage is fair and accurate.

The most visited channels or brands in October 2009 were Google, MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, BBC, eBay and Ama- zon, with little difference between the age groups visit- ing these sites.