Strategies people use to be less visible online
On a lot of websites, using free email or other services comes at another price: long before the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA, Google, Facebook & Co. have been tracking and storing user data.
A study by the Pew Research Center has inquired about the strategies people use to decrease their visibility online. As can be seen in the chart below, 64% of adult internet users cleared their cookies and browser history to mask their online identity.
14% of users take more drastic measures and encypt their communications or use services that allow for anonymous browsing.
- GoogleThese Countries Are the Most Eager for Google's User Data
This chart shows how many user data requests Google received from governemnt agencies in different countries in 2013.
- NewsDirect Visitors Are the Gold Standard for News Websites
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- Search Engine UsageSnowden Revelations Push DuckDuckGo
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- Beef MarketThe E.U. Outstrips the U.S. in Transatlantic Meat Trade
E.U. and U.S. meat imports and exports between 2010 and 2012 (in million U.S. dollars)
- PriceProducer Price Index
This infographic shows the Producer Price Index for commodities in the United States. The PPI measures the average change in selling prices received by domestic producers. The prices included in the PPI are from the first commercial transaction for many products and some services.
- 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
- Opinion of Americans on whether Edward Snowden's disclosures have harmed U.S. securityOpinion of Americans on whether Edward Snowden's disclosures have harmed U.S. security
- Opinion of Americans on the legal charges against Edward SnowdenOpinion of Americans on the legal charges against Edward Snowden
- Facebook: user data requests from federal agencies and governments H2 2013Facebook: user data requests from federal agencies and governments H2 2013
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