Pew Privateness Survey: We have Misplaced Management Over Our Private Knowledge

A brand new Pew Analysis Middle survey reveals that almost all People surveyed really feel they’ve misplaced management over how corporations gather and use their private info. The survey by the Pew Analysis Middle’s Web Undertaking requested 607 U.S. adults about their privateness perceptions following Edward Snowden’s publicity of presidency surveillance packages final yr. The research discovered that the majority have "little confidence" within the safety of communications instruments starting from social media websites to telephones, and fewer than 1 / 4 assume that it’s straightforward to be nameless on-line. Some eighty one % stated they do not really feel safe utilizing social networking websites once they need to share personal info. Greater than half of respondents are insecure emailing or texting personal particulars, comparable to well being points. And eighty % of those that use social networking websites like Fb, Twitter and LinkedIn are involved about advertisers and companies accessing the knowledge they share on the websites. Two-thirds of them assume the federal government ought to do extra to manage these advertisers.

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First revealed November 12 2014, 2:06 PM