Published On: Sun, Mar 29th, 2015

Massive Government Surveillance Programs

Government Surveillance Programs

Government Surveillance Programs

Two years ago, documents leaked online by Edward Snowden revealed the existence of massive government surveillance programs in the U.S.

Irrespective of how they feel about what Snowden did, many people are at least somewhat uncomfortable with the idea that their communications and other activities online may be monitored especially in Europe and America.

Percentages of people who adjusted their behavior in the following areas because of security concerns about government surveillance programs:

email accounts 18%

Search Engines 17%

Social Media 15%

Cell Phones 15%

Mobile Apps 13%

Text Messages 13%

Landline Phones 9%

Any of the above 25%

A new survey from the folks at Pew Research Center showed that one in four people say they have actually made some changes to how they use things such as cell phones, social media, and the Internet, because of the possibility the government might be watching.

 

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