Mobile apps collect information about users, with wide range of permissions
The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.
Heartbleed Bug Impacts Large Share of Internet Users
About four-in-ten (39%) internet users say that they took steps to protect their online accounts by changing passwords or canceling accounts. And 6% think their personal information was stolen.
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
Our case study found people were less likely to discuss the Snowden-NSA story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.
Four-in-Ten Internet Users Have Been Harassed Online
73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.
5 facts about online harassment
A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.
Public Views of Privacy in Post-Snowden Era
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
What Americans Think About Privacy
The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways. Select one of the nine profiles in this interactive to see the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy.
The Future of Privacy
Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025.
Privacy in 2025: Experts’ Predictions
We canvassed thousands of experts to ask them to predict the future of privacy in America and found they were divided on whether or not a secure, trusted privacy-rights infrastructure would be in place by 2025.