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.
Privacy and Information Sharing: Scenarios
Survey respondents from the report Privacy and Information Sharing were presented with six hypothetical scenarios, each of which involved sharing some level of personal data in exchange for using a product or service.
Privacy and Information Sharing
Many Americans say they might provide personal information in commercial settings, depending on the deal being offered and how much risk they face.
Google Play Store Apps Permissions
Pew Research Center performed an analysis of 1,041,336 apps in the Google Play Store as of September 2014 to determine the specific permissions requested by each app.
Apps Permissions in the Google Play Store
Analysis of over 1 million apps in Google’s Android operating system in 2014 shows apps can seek 235 different kinds of permissions from smartphone users. The average app asks for five permissions.
Privacy in the Digital Age
Lee Rainie discusses what research is showing us about privacy strategies and statistics.
Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance
Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.
The Changing Privacy Landscape
Lee Rainie details the social and business implications of a reshaped privacy landscape
Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden
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.
Networked Privacy in the Age of Surveillance, Sousveillance, Coveillance
Lee Rainie presents survey findings about how people navigate privacy in a networked world in their relationship with government, commercial enterprises and each other.