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by Neal Walters, Public Policy Institute
Maintaining Privacy and Security while Connected to the Internet (PDF)
The digital revolution enables Internet networks to reach far beyond home computers and smartphones to include more everyday objects such as appliances, cars, thermostats, and wearable devices. The Internet enables users to participate in a variety of important activities such as keeping in touch with friends and family, completing financial and business transactions, as well as sending and storing documents, photos, videos, and emails.
The privacy and security of online information is a key concern for those using Internet-connected devices. In addition, frequent media stories highlight examples of large-scale data breaches and hacking of Internet-connected devices.
This report measures the level of concern Internet users had for the privacy and security of their digital information, as well as how Internet users were managing their passwords as a means of protecting the privacy and security of their digital information.
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