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 […]

U.S. Politics Jun. 17, 2013

Public Split on NSA Leak Impact, Most Say Prosecute Snowden

Young people are more likely than other age groups to think that the NSA leak serves the public interest and are divided over whether Snowden should be prosecuted.

U.S. Politics Jun. 10, 2013

Majority Backs NSA Phone Tracking

56% of Americans say the NSA’s monitoring of the phone records of millions of Americans is an acceptable anti-terror tactic. Americans have supported government efforts to investigate terrorist threats, even at the expense of personal privacy, since 2006.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: What Teens Share on Social Media

Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: Sharing, Connections, and Privacy in the World of Teen Social Media

Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Interactive: How Teens Share Information on Social Media

Answer the question in this interactive to begin building the interactive profile, and explore what teens share about themselves on social networking sites and what they post and prune on their profiles.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Interactive: Teens on Facebook: What They Share with Friends

The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends. The larger a teen’s network, the more likely they are to have a wider variety of friends and share more personal information.