Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Lee Rainie et al. September 5, 2013.

A new survey finds that most internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online. Some of the key findings: 1. 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints–ranging from clearing cookies to encrypting their email. 2. 55% of internet users have taken steps to avoid observation by specific people, organizations, or the government. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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