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More teens and young adults face hacking or spying experiences on Internet accounts
WASHINGTON (AP) ' More young people these days say they've had their Internet accounts hacked or spied on. Many also say they know who did it and don't seem too bothered.
An Associated Press-MTV poll finds 3 in 10 teens and young adults have had people log on to their Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or other Internet accounts and either impersonate or spy on them. That's nearly double the level seen in 2009.
The poll found solid majorities saying they knew who was behind it.
Two-thirds of those who had been hacked said that at some point they've changed their email, instant messaging or social networking password in response to digital abuse.
The poll was conducted as part of an MTV campaign, "A Thin Line," aiming to stop the spread of digital abuse.