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New Survey Says Americans Have No Control Over Private Information

A new survey by the Pew Research Center states that Americans have no control over private information collection by companies. The survey concludes how people in the U.S. feel companies take advantage over how their private information is collected using mobile data and the internet.

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New Survey Says Americans Have No Control Over Private Information – photo from Wikimedia

According to Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, 91 percent of Americans agreed that consumers have lost control over how their private information is collected. Moreover, 80 percent agreed that American citizens should worry about the government’s monitoring of their communication and internet usage.

Mark Rotenberg with the Electronic Privacy Information Center told reporters:

“[The survey] puts some hard numbers behind the suspicion that many of us have had, that surveillance by NSA has really impacted the American mindset on privacy.”

Interestingly enough, the survey showed that Americans thought that landlines are the most secure form of communication as 16 percent of those surveyed said they felt very secure compared to the 9 percent that cell phones received. One of the lead researchers on the project Lee Rainie told reporters:

“It’s a bundle of concerns. It’s partly surveillance, it’s partly tracking, and this generalized sense that I’m losing control of my identity and my data.”

Microsoft researcher of online youth culture Danah Boyd shed more light on the topic as she said:

“We assume that because young people participate online, they must not care about privacy. But what they really care about is abuses of power. Sure I’m going to tell you what I had for breakfast. Who cares? All it means is that I just woke up. But if they have something really embarrassing to share, they’re going to choose a safer place to share it.”

While the initial advice to ward off unwanted privacy infringements from companies like Google and Facebook was to delete cookies, big corporations are refining the technique and using mobile data. Privacy activists advise writing to major corporations and government agencies about the issue.

New Survey Says Americans Have No Control Over Private Information.

 
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