NSA leaks causing public to mistrust the entire internet, not just cell phone providers. Quotes:
- consumer concern about online privacy actually jumped from 48% to 57% between June and July
- The % of consumers who adjusted their browser settings and opted out of mobile tracking — jumped 12% and 7% respectively between the first quarter report and July.
- > 60% of Internet users also reported they do not feel they have control over their personal information online, and 48% said they didn’t know how that information was being used
The lack of personal control over data online will also affect cloud service providers:
- Cloud-computing industry experts have already estimated that because of the NSA’s surveillance of cloud providers–along with the government’s civil-liberties-trolling methods to get them to comply–more companies will move overseas.
- ITIF has estimated that this will result in a loss of up to $35 billion for U.S. cloud providers over the next three years, while Forrester analyst James Staten puts the figure at $180 billion.
How will the public react when they find that US health data holders—-such as physicians, hospitals, labs, pharmacies, health data exchanges, insurers, mobile apps, etc, etc— use and sell sensitive personal health data?
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