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The Government and Our Devices

Mark Talusan

Do you own a smartphone?

Yes  23  100%
No  0  0%

How often do you use your smartphone? Every hour      15    |    65%

When bored      8     |   35%

Contacted or     0    |   0% contacting

Not often     0     |    0%

What do you mostly use your smartphone for? Games    3   |   13%

Social Media     11   |   48%

Call/Text  6  26%
Email  1  4%
News  2  9%

Are you comfortable with the government asking to seize and search your phone?

Yes  14  61%
No  9  39%

Are you comfortable with the government inconspicuously snooping around your phone through backdoors or hacking?

Yes   4  17%
No    19  83%

Are you comfortable with the idea that the government tracks wherever you go with your phone?

Yes  8  35%
No  15  65%

Do you trust the government in everything they do with your phone? (Tracking, searching, accessing, etc.)

Yes  4  17%
No  19  83%

Do you believe that phone manufacturers should grant special permissions for the government to access and trace any phone?

Yes  6  26%
No  17  74%

If the latest iPhone gave special permissions to the government and you were given this phone, would you take it?

Yes  10  43%
No  13  57%

Congress recently voted to let internet service providers like AT&T sell your browsing habits 3rd parties. Are you comfortable that your web activity and search history could be in the hands of people you don’t know?

Yes  4  17%
No  19  83%
Do you own a social media account?
Yes  23  100%
No  0  0%
How often do you post or browse on it?
As often as possible  1  4%
Daily  12  53%
A few times a week  6  26%
Never  4  17%

Are you comfortable with the government having immediate access to your information via social media?

Yes  15  65%
No  8  35%

In 2012, Facebook handed over thousands of users’ private information to law enforcement. Are you comfortable with this?

Yes  16  70%
No  7  30%

Through NSA’s XKeyscore they are able to collect private citizen’s emails, files sent, search history, etc. Are you comfortable that your private info is potentially collected?

Yes   6  26%
No  17  74%

The government states that “programs that collect and analyze location data are lawful and intended strictly to develop intelligence about foreign targets. Do you believe this statement?

Yes  8  35%
No  15  65%

Do you own a personal email account?

Yes  23  100%
No  0  0%

How often do you use your email account?

Daily   7  30%
5 times a week   0  0%
Every other day   5  22%
Once a week   2  9%
Not at all often   9  39%

Do you believe that email services should grant special permission to the government it access anyone’s emails if they deem it necessary?

Yes  19  83%
No  4  17%

Do you believe that the mass surveillance of America is necessary to protect it from domestic and foreign dangers?

Yes  12 52%
No  11 48%

Do you believe that the government should transgress the 4th amendment (privacy) to keep America safe?

Yes  5  22%
No  18  78%
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