What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans’ use of the ‘Net largely unchanged
Don’t worry, be happy. That seems to be the attitude most Americans have toward widespread government snooping on their Internet activities.
Numerous leaks illuminating the massive scale of government surveillance programs have not rattled Americans. Relatively few people have made major changes to better secure their online communications and activities, even after the alarming revelations in Edward Snowden’s leaked NSA documents, according to the results of a Pew Research Center survey published Monday.
Snowden, a former contractor for the NSA, blew the lid off government monitoring programs starting in mid-2013, leaking documents that reportedly showed how the U.S. government monitored and collected people’s personal data held by Internet and telecom companies.