The Government and Our Devices
Do you own a smartphone?
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%
Are you comfortable with the government asking to seize and search your phone?
Are you comfortable with the government inconspicuously snooping around your phone through backdoors or hacking?
Are you comfortable with the idea that the government tracks wherever you go with your phone?
Do you trust the government in everything they do with your phone? (Tracking, searching, accessing, etc.)
Do you believe that phone manufacturers should grant special permissions for the government to access and trace any phone?
If the latest iPhone gave special permissions to the government and you were given this phone, would you take it?
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?
|Do you own a social media account?|
|How||often do you post or browse on it?|
|As often as possible||1||4%|
|A few times a week||6||26%|
Are you comfortable with the government having immediate access to your information via social media?
In 2012, Facebook handed over thousands of users’ private information to law enforcement. Are you comfortable with this?
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?
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?
Do you own a personal email account?
How often do you use your email account?
|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?
Do you believe that the mass surveillance of America is necessary to protect it from domestic and foreign dangers?
Do you believe that the government should transgress the 4th amendment (privacy) to keep America safe?