New report: Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden

privacy-reportAmericans’ Privacy Strategies Post-SnowdenAlmost a third of adults — 30% — have taken steps to hide or shield their information from government surveillance programs that monitor phone and electronic communications, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

In addition, 22% say they have changed their use of various technology platforms “a great deal” or “somewhat” since the leaks by Edward Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor, disclosed the surveillance programs in mid-2013.

Overall, 52% of Americans describe themselves as “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about the government monitoring programs and 46% say they are “not very concerned” or “not at all concerned.”

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