Concern about online security and privacy are leading Americans to curtail online activity, the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration reported last week.
More than 41,000 households with at least one Internet user in July responded to several privacy and security questions the U.S. Census Bureau posed for the NTIA.
Eighty-four percent of those households named at least one online privacy and security concern, and 40 percent mentioned at least two.
Sixty-three percent were concerned about identity theft. Other concerns included credit card or banking fraud, data collection or tracking by online services, loss of control over personal data, data collection or tracking by government, and threats to personal safety…