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Too much data online?

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An internal security breach that puts vital information out for public consumption is just what some critics of the Internet fear might happen to all us.

In some circles there is  a growing debate. Many saying that we need to take a closer look at how personal data we have given to websites is handled, and if society needs to pull back for the sake of security.

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Kids that are part of the "web generation" are concerned and believe we need to careful about exposing our lives too much over the Internet through social media and other sites.

A senior class trip to Memphis with students from  Enduring, Mo., didn't leave home without their access to the web through their smartphones.

Columnist and policy expert Derek Khanna, who spearheaded the campaign on cellphone unlocking, said some of your most important personal information is in the hands of the IRS. He believes the federal government is on guard to make sure that it is kept secure.

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