A just-released Washington Post-Schar School Tech Survey reveals Americans are deeply suspicious of Big Tech, even as they engage in heavy use of their products. Some key findings:
- 74% find targeted ads to be invasive.
- 73% view Big Tech’s data collection used for targeted ads as “an unjustified use of people’s private information”.
- Just 10% believe Facebook has a positive impact on society, compared to 56% who believe it has a negative one.
With responses like these, it should come as no surprise that 64% of respondents think the government should do more to regulate how Internet companies handle privacy issues.
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