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Are We Taking Our Online Privacy Seriously Enough?

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Technology has become the lens through which we perceive and experience day-to-day life. Take the smartphone as an example. What used to be a technological rarity and business-oriented tool has become the nexus of our personal and recreational lives.

Pew Research Center has found that more than three-quarters (77 percent) of Americans currently own and use Android, iOS, or Windows mobile smartphones. And they found that the percentage is even higher among younger generations. An astounding 92 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds own smartphones.

Of course, smartphones and other portable devices help us access the Internet, which facilitates communication and seamless, simultaneous, and instantaneous sending and receiving of information. We also use it to make purchases.

Source: Statista

In 2017 alone, U.S. citizens spent approximately $780 billion in mobile payments on smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices. And due to the increased frequency with which we’re using...(continued)

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