A majority of online adults can identify a strong password and know the risks of using public Wi-Fi. Yet, many struggle with more technical cybersecurity concepts.
Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices
More than a quarter of owners say they don't use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.
Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data
Despite experiences and concerns involving digital privacy, many Americans are not following digital security best practices in their own personal lives.
Americans and Cybersecurity
Many Americans do not trust modern institutions to protect their personal data – even as they frequently neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives.
U.S. public sees Russian role in campaign hacking, but is divided over new sanctions
Among those aware of allegations, 72% say Russia was definitely or probably behind the hacks, versus 24% who think it was definitely or probably not.
The state of privacy in post-Snowden America
After the June 2013 leaks by Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance of Americans’ communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Here's what we learned.
8 conversations shaping technology
For SXSW, we gathered key facts about Americans' views and uses of technology.
More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone
As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc. continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation.
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.
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