30% of U.S. Internet Users Share Their Home Address Online
In the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal, which sparked a global debate about online privacy, the Pew Research Center published a report on online anonymity in the United States. It shines a light on both, the extent to which Americans share information online and the measures they take to protect their online anonymity.
As far as the amount of data available online is concerned, Americans have little illusions. While it appears pretty standard to have photos of oneself available online these days, what's surprising is the large share of Americans who make highly private information such as home address, cell phone or home phone number available online. Unfortunately, the risks associated with sharing this kind of information on the web, do not stop at lost anonymity. Identity theft is one of the most frequently reported cyber crimes in the United States and sharing personal data on the web is like leaving the front door open: it might work out for a long time, but don't be surprised if your TV is gone one day.
- Internet Usage in ChinaChina - The World's Largest Online Population
China has more than half a billion Internet users. This infographic sums up the most compelling stats on Internet use in China.
- AndroidFree Apps Do Have a Price: Your User Data
This chart compares free and paid apps in Google's Play Store regarding the extent to which they can access user data.
- Media UseNearly 1 in 5 Kids Use Mobile Devices Every Day
We all interact with different kinds of media all day every day. But for most of us, it hasn't always been this way. Today's children grow up with an endless array of devices surrounding them and this chart illustrates how our youngest interact with media.
- NetflixNetflix and YouTube Are America's Biggest Traffic Hogs
The growing popularity of video streaming services has led to a surge in internet traffic in recent years. According to Sandvine's Global Internet Phenomena Report, Netflix and YouTube account for more than half of North American downstream traffic at peak hours.
- Market value of the largest internet companies worldwide as of May 2014 (in billion U.S. dollars)
Market value of the largest internet companies worldwide in 2014
- Number of internet users in selected countries as of February 2014 (in millions)
Number of internet users worldwide in February 2014, by country
- Number of worldwide internet users from 2000 to 2014 (in millions)
Global number of worldwide internet users 2000-2014
- Identity theft complaints in the U.S. - by nature of crime 2010Identity theft complaints in the U.S. - by nature of crime 2010
- Identity theft locations anticipated by U.S. travelers as of June 2014Identity theft locations anticipated by U.S. travelers as of June 2014
- Identity theft and fraud experience of U.S. travelers as of June 2014Identity theft and fraud experience of U.S. travelers as of June 2014
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