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.
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?
Pew Research Center has been studying Americans’ attitudes about their own personal information security and that of their families for years. Here are a few highlights.
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.
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.
The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways. Select one of the nine profiles in this interactive to see the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy.
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.
73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.