39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.
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.
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.”
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.
Obama's NSA Speech Has Little Impact on Skeptical Public
Privacy, Confidentiality, and the Use of Data
Lee Rainie will discuss privacy, confidentiality, and the use of data at the 2013 meeting of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
9 Things You Need To Know About Teens, Technology & Online Privacy
Amanda Lenhart presents nine major themes from the Project’s five-report series on Teens and Online Privacy
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.
Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online
86% of online adults have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations when using the internet. Despite precautions, 21% have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.
Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy
58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.
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