70% British Internet Users Disclose Personal DataAdded: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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20% of UK citizens would never use their credit card on the Internet, while almost 70% of Internet users were saying they were ready to give away their personal data. More than 25% of respondents also claimed that they never want to provide their mobile phone number online, but at the same time admitted that giving away other personal data could benefit them in some way.
Ofcom, the British telecoms regulator, questioned almost 1,900 adults in a recent survey aimed to identify Internet behavior of the British. It turned out that the average weekly Internet usage has doubled over the last decade, and today less people are concerned about it – only 50% down from 70% a decade ago. Ofcom also found out that 60% of Internet users wanted to be protected from inappropriate or offensive material online. 20% of those surveyed also felt concerned about fraud, security and privacy. 28% were concerned about mobile apps.
As for age groups, the survey revealed that Internet usage by 16-24 year-olds tripled from 2005, mostly driven by the smartphones and tablets gaining popularity. While 37% of adults said they would miss their TV the most if they had to give it up, almost 60% of 16-24 year-olds admitted they would miss their mobile phone the most. It should also be noted that smartphones became the dominant gaming platform: over a quarter of respondents played games on their phones once a week, 17% – on games consoles and 15% – on tablets.
Ofcom also revealed that the number of people regularly playing games has more than doubled – from 10% a decade ago to 22% last year. This is undoubtedly good news for the games industry, which was estimated to worth £1.7bn last year.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
|It's worth mentioning at this point that 87% of British citizens don't believe random statistics ;-p|
|It may also be worth mentioning that amongst the apathetic in personal security is the Jobcentre who`s very computers which are supposedly government secure ask in the first instance for you to create an account with British Telecom PLC an independent company at the heart of BadPhorm in order for you to be able to access govt sites to apply for work where all your details will be laid out to potential employers and BT alike.There is a few lines of disclaimer about personal security and 3rd party sites before accessing BT without which you cannot access the internet,what the jobcentre do not do is say BT will store and sell your personal data or use it for marketing or for any use they like once you log in suckers,being somewhat aware I asked one of their technical bods about it and he said and I quote if you want secure comms use the library which made me laugh as I assumed it was only the American government that sold its constituents down the river to private corporations,not so it seems.Such apathy towards personal data security online by the Man is why people become complacent since they believe with good reason that they are already spread out before the world waiting to get hacked and spammed by everyone and their dog already,so why bother trying to protect your data since no one else is starting with their own government.|
|posted by (2015-05-22 07:12:32)|
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