[LINK] Pew: 2/3rds of User Oppose Google's Terms
nickrossabc at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 13:02:39 EST 2012
I've spoken about this so much on the radio lately. I'm not surprised
people are against it considering how the media has portrayed it. FUD at
On 13 March 2012 10:53, Roger Clarke <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
> [Picked up from ACCAN News]
> Published 7:02 AM, 12 Mar 2012 [Probably US, so UT-5-8]
> Search engines users disapprove of personal data being collected for
> search results or for targeted advertising, according to a Pew survey
> released last week that underscores the public's growing concern with
> web privacy.
> The survey results come after Google said in January it was
> its services, including YouTube and Gmail.
> Users cannot opt out of the new policy. It has generated scrutiny
> from European and Brazilian regulators.
> [They've missed a few, but I haven't seen Brazil mentioned before.]
> The Pew Internet & American Life survey showed that 65 per cent of
> users said it was a bad thing if a search engine collected
> information about searches and then used it to rank future search
> results. They worried it could limit information users get online and
> what search results they saw.
> An even larger 73 per cent said they would not be OK with a search
> engine keeping track of searches and personalising future search
> results because it would be an invasion of privacy.
> Just 38 per cent of internet users said they were aware of how they
> could limit information about them that is collected by a website.
> Google Inc. is by far the most popular search engine, with 83 per
> cent of search users saying they used it most often. Yahoo Inc.
> trailed at six per cent, the survey found.
> The survey was conducted from January 20 to February 19 among 2,253
> adults age 18 and over, including 901 cell phone interviews. The
> margin of error for the full sample is plus or minus 2 percentage
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