It’s widely known that the US government is undertaking digital surveillance. Companies are starting to behave in similar ways. But, perhaps most surprisingly, Americans feel mostly powerless to do anything about it.
According to a Pew Research study released Wednesday, a substantial portion (87 percent) of over 800 American adults surveyed online have heard at least something about the government’s efforts to conduct online spying in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.
Even more notable is that an even higher percentage (91 percent) of those surveyed also said they agreed or strongly agreed with the sentiment that “consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.”
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