Privacy Fears Undermine Internet Trust – Report

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  1. ronjor

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    http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/privacy-fears-undermine-internet/
     
  2. hawki

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    "Nearly one in two Internet users say privacy and security concerns have now stopped them from doing basic things online — such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released Friday....

    ...The new NTIA data suggests a significant number of Americans have embraced at least one strategy: Opting out of online activities.
    That trend could have major consequences for banks, online retailers, and the broader Internet economy."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/13/new-government-data-shows-a-staggering-number-of-americans-have-stopped-basic-online-activities/?hpid=hp_regional-hp-cards_rhp-card-technology:homepage/card
     
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  4. Minimalist

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    Thanks for link. Expected behavior from users when they find out how insecure internet is and how little privacy they have online.
     
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    And next - the internet of things. If you ask the casual user what they think of IOT, you more often than not get a blank stare. There is not a great deal of awareness of what is coming. There is even less awareness of why.
     
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    Wow the other one in two definitely makes up for it.
     
  7. J_L

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    I'd say you're less private in the public society. Or at least it's much harder to be private in real life.

    *If talking about authorities and the big companies, the first part may be a different story. But generally I stand by what I just posted.
     
  8. Minimalist

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    Yes, I was talking about this situation, not about privacy from your family, friends and neighbors.
     
  9. J_L

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    I was talking about strangers as well, but I guess that can be argued depending on your level of Internet literacy.
     
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    http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/05/16/privacy-and-security-fears-impact-online-commerce/
     
  11. mirimir

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    This is just so funny. So now people are finally figuring this out. And sharing less. I'm guessing that this is mostly middle-aged people. Maybe younger people have more of a clue about using VPNs, at least.
     
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    What's "interesting" is how slowly legislative response - with existing laws such as the Human Rights Act in EMEA - is playing out. I suspect it's a combo of not wanting to affect the Brexit, plus the absurd deference to Safe Harbour II.

    But, historically, the courts have taken a very dim view of chilling effects of mass suspicion-less surveillance, so that my view is that it is inevitable that there will be some form of legal showdown with the ECHR ruling against current practices (not that I'm implying that will mean change).

    It is good though that real evidence is emerging about changes in people's behaviors because that establishes the reality of the chilling effect.
     
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