Growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.
Just half have heard about Obama’s changes and most who did say they won’t increase privacy. Overall approval of the surveillance program has declined 10 points since July, from 50% to 40%.
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.
86% of adult internet users have taken steps to avoid online surveillance by other people or organizations. Despite precautions, 21% of online adults have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.
As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.
Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online – but when they do seek advice, as 70% of them have at some point, they go primarily to peers and parents.
The favorability ratings of Rand Paul and Chris Christie vary among Republican voters when viewed through the filter of those who approve of the NSA's surveillance program and those who do not.
Most Americans say the government collects what is actually being said in phone calls and emails – and not just ‘metadata.’ Nevertheless, 50% approve of the surveillance program, while 44% disapprove.
Despite their “share everything” image, privacy still matters for young American adults. But they distinguish between information they voluntarily share on social-networking sites and systematic monitoring by government agencies of telephone and internet traffic. In response to revelations last week that the NSA is conducting such surveillance of Americans, government officials told Congress this week […]
Young people are more likely than other age groups to think that the NSA leak serves the public interest and are divided over whether Snowden should be prosecuted.