Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns
Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.
How Americans balance privacy concerns with sharing personal information: 5 key findings
Many are in an “It depends” frame of mind when they consider this central trade-off in the digital era.
Privacy and Information Sharing: Scenarios
Survey respondents from the report Privacy and Information Sharing were presented with six hypothetical scenarios, each of which involved sharing some level of personal data in exchange for using a product or service.
Privacy and Information Sharing
Many Americans say they might provide personal information in commercial settings, depending on the deal being offered and how much risk they face.
6 takeaways about how parents monitor their teen’s digital activities
Today’s parents must navigate how, when and to what extent they oversee their teens’ online and mobile activities.
Americans conflicted about sharing personal information with companies
A significant minority of adults have felt confused, discouraged or impatient when trying to make decisions about sharing their information.
Google Play Store Apps Permissions
Pew Research Center performed an analysis of 1,041,336 apps in the Google Play Store as of September 2014 to determine the specific permissions requested by each app.
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.
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.
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.