Should the Government Monitor the Internet Activities of Ordinary Americans?

A majority of us are not O.K. with being spied on, but we also aren’t willing to pay to prevent it!

In this month’s poll, Americans reckon with a complicated matter: our privacy versus our ever expanding, intrusive, and pervasive new technologies. (How pervasive? Well, 87 percent of us say people are “addicted” to their smartphones.) Despite the trickiness of the issue, to us it’s crystal clear: a majority of us are not O.K. with being spied on, but we also aren’t willing to pay to prevent that. Specifically: (a) Most Americans (53 percent) say that these new technologies are worth the loss of privacy. Yet (b) most of us hate the idea of anyone monitoring our own Web-surfing habits. Still, given the opportunity to secure our privacy with even a small monthly fee, we’re (c) just not interested.
Read more: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/03/privacy-technology-60-minutes-poll
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