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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  13/FEV/2015 12:30 AM
Assunto:  Safety x Security
 
Mensagem:  I found many websites and forums discussing the difference between "safety" and "security". Most explanations were confusing in my opinion. The one that made more sense to me was the following:

"Secure" seems to work well when the primary danger is theft, while "safe" seems to work better when the threat is to one's well-being.

(http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/69086/difference-between-safe-and-secure)

* Information security - The main concern is data theft.
* The birds are safe. - The main concern is that predators may harm the birds.
* The birds are secure. - The main concern is that someone may steal the birds.
* I don't feel safe in this car. - The main concern is a car accident.
* Keep your wallet in a secure location. - The main concern is theft.

Are there exceptions? Probably many. But the idea helps you develop an "intuition" for the best word choice.

I hope that helps!


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Safety x Security  –  Sílvio B.  12/FEV/2015, 8:14 PM
Safety x Security  –  Thomas/USA  12/FEV/2015, 9:32 PM
 Safety x Security  –  Tiago T.  13/FEV/2015, 12:30 AM
Safety x Security  –  Thomas/USA  13/FEV/2015, 2:35 AM
Safety x Security  –  Sílvio B.  15/FEV/2015, 9:45 AM
Safety x Security  –  Renan  15/FEV/2015, 3:23 PM

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