Like most of us concerned with online privacy, a new Consumer Reports survey echoes the sentiments of the day.
A whopping 71% of consumers have serious concerns about their online privacy and about the collection and use of their personal data. Among smartphone users, the big worry — among 65% of consumers — is that apps could access their contacts, photos, and location data without their permission. And 53% are concerned that data from their online activities and purchases could be used to deny employment or loans.
These findings came from a recent telephone survey among 1,017 random adults that described several common privacy concerns. Read More