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American Consumers Distrust Social Media Privacy Capabilities

March 27, 2019 / eWeek

Cyber-crime has become an accepted part of life for many Americans, and most want to do more to protect their privacy, according to a new report from Symantec. The Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report, was released on March 26, providing insight into consumer attitudes about the current state of cyber-security. Among the high level findings in the report is that 62 percent of Americans believe that experiencing cyber-crime is equally or more likely, than getting the flu. The study however also found that American want to be secure, however they are also willing in some circumstances to trade security for convenience. In this eWEEK Data Points article, we look at some of the key highlights of the Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report. Data Point No. 1: Consumers want to do something to improve privacy. According to the report, 84 percent of consumers want to do more improve their privacy, which was a surprising finding. "The biggest surprise was the number of consume...