Pew Research CenterNovember 10, 2015

Apps Permissions in the Google Play Store

Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.

Fact TankMay 29, 2015

What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy

Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.

Pew Research CenterMay 20, 2015

Americans’ Views on Privacy and Security

Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.

Fact TankApril 14, 2015

Why some Americans have not changed their privacy and security behaviors

54% of Americans say it would be difficult to find the tools and strategies that would enhance their privacy online and when using cellphones, according to a Pew Research Center report.

Fact TankMarch 27, 2015

How citizens and investigative journalists handle privacy protection

The public’s muted response on possible government monitoring of their online behavior differs from that of investigative journalists, whose work makes them potential targets for monitoring.

Pew Research CenterMarch 16, 2015

Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden

Nearly two years after Snowden’s revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.

Fact TankFebruary 5, 2015

5 key takeaways about how investigative reporters view their digital security

As journalism becomes an increasingly digital practice, the data and communications of investigative journalists have become vulnerable to hackers, government surveillance and legal threats. But what are these vulnerabilities – and what steps have investigative journalists taken to protect themselves?

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Pew Research CenterDecember 18, 2014

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.

Pew Research CenterDecember 18, 2014

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.

Fact TankDecember 4, 2014

Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is

Our true/false statement question asked, “When a company posts a privacy policy, it ensures that the company keeps confidential all the information it collects on users.” Half of online Americans answered incorrectly.