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17 Mar, 2015

Don’t want NSA to spy on you? 5 things you can do

More than half of Americans are worried about the US government’s digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance.

That’s according to a new survey from Pew Research Center, released Monday. A main reason for the inertia? Pew researchers found that a majority of those surveyed don’t know about online shields that could help boost privacy or believe it would be too difficult to avoid the government’s espionage.

The poll questioned 475 adults from ovember 26 to January 3 – about a year-and-a-half after confidential documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed the US government has been monitoring a broad range of online communications for years as part of its efforts to diffuse terrorist threats.

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