Naked Security: PRISM: 50% of Americans approve of NSA’s internet spying program

InsightaaS: Naked Security is a news/blog site hosted by security vendor Sophos. In this post, web consultant Mark Stockley discusses findings from a Pew Research survey on PRISM, security and civil rights, and some insight from award-winning research Joseph Bonneau on what's wrong with the NSA.

 

According to data from the Pew Research Center, 50% of Americans approve of their government’s collection of telephone and internet data as part of anti-terrorism efforts.

The research was conducted by Pew between July 17 - 21, just six weeks after Edward Snowden blew the whistle on PRISM - the US government's omnipresent internet spying initiative.

This apparent approval by a slim majority of Americans (50% approve and 44% disapprove) is all the more surprising given what else the survey has to tell us...

Read the entire post: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/29/prism-50-of-americans-approve-of-nsas-internet-spying-program/