Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2014

NSA coverage wins Pulitzer, but Americans remain divided on Snowden leaks

Percentage of the public saying in January that Edward Snowden’s leaks “served the public interest,” compared with 43% who say the leaks “harmed the public interest.”

Fact Tank Apr. 14, 2014

More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach

Growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.

U.S. Politics Jan. 20, 2014

Obama’s NSA Speech Has Little Impact on Skeptical Public

Just half have heard about Obama’s changes and most who did say they won’t increase privacy. Overall approval of the surveillance program has declined 10 points since July, from 50% to 40%.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2013

What strategies do YOU use to protect your online identity?

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project finds that 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints. We ask readers to share their own strategies and experiences.

Internet & Tech Sep. 5, 2013

Managing Online Identity and Privacy

86% of adult internet users have taken steps to avoid online surveillance by other people or organizations. Despite precautions, 21% of online adults have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.

Internet & Tech Aug. 22, 2013

How Teens Manage Their Privacy on Mobile Apps

As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.

Internet & Tech Aug. 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online – but when they do seek advice, as 70% of them have at some point, they go primarily to peers and parents.

Fact Tank Aug. 1, 2013

GOP views of Paul, Christie reflect fight over civil liberties

The favorability ratings of Rand Paul and Chris Christie vary among Republican voters when viewed through the filter of those who approve of the NSA’s surveillance program and those who do not.

U.S. Politics Jul. 26, 2013

Few See Adequate Limits on NSA Program

Most Americans say the government collects what is actually being said in phone calls and emails – and not just ‘metadata.’ Nevertheless, 50% approve of the surveillance program, while 44% disapprove.

Fact Tank Jun. 20, 2013

Young Americans and privacy: ’It’s complicated’

Despite their “share everything” image, privacy still matters for young American adults. But they distinguish between information they voluntarily share on social-networking sites and systematic monitoring by government agencies of telephone and internet traffic. In response to revelations last week that the NSA is conducting such surveillance of Americans, government officials told Congress this week that […]