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Tech & Science Most Americans don't think it's possible to keep their data private, report says

17:20  17 november  2019
17:20  17 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Data collection may be considered part of daily life now for Americans , according to a Over 60% of US adults reported that they didn' t think it was possible to go a day without the government or In addition, a majority of Americans said they're concerned with how their data is potentially being

More than 60 percent of US adults believe it ' s impossible to go one day without a company or the Over 60% of US adults reported that they didn' t think it was possible to go a day without the In addition, a majority of Americans said they're concerned with how their data is potentially being

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Data collection may be considered part of daily life now for Americans, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Over 60% of US adults reported that they didn't think it was possible to go a day without the government or companies collecting data from them.

The report showed that 81% of adults said they think that the risks of widespread data collection outweigh the benefits. In addition, a majority of Americans said they're concerned with how their data is potentially being used by companies and the government. More than 80% of those surveyed said they felt a lack of control over their data. More than half said they understand very little about data collection and use. 

Twenty-five percent of the surveyed adults said they agree to a privacy policy almost daily. Fewer reported that they actually read the policies before agreeing. 

A potential aim of data collection done by companies is to help build customer profiles to better target sales based on habits. The increasing invasion has left most adults feeling a lack of control over who has access to their location, experiences, search terms and more. 

The Pew Research Center conducted the survey of 4,272 US adults between June 3 and 17.

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Police Scotland are investigating an alleged sexual assault at one of Scotland's most exclusive private schools. © Provided by The Scotsman Five teens have been charged in connection to an incident involving another student on 11 November at Gordonstoun school in Moray. The £40,000 a year school near Elgin has 600 boys and girls between the ages of eight and 18. It counts Prince Charles and his father the Duke of Edinburgh as former pupils.A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Five teenage boys have been charged in relation to an alleged assault in the Moray area on November 11.

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