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Public Perceptions of Security and Convenience

The purpose of this study is to determine how Internet users’ educational background, gender, and amount of time spent online affect their preference for privacy or convenience within the services of social networking, e-commerce, and online banking. A survey and interviews were conducted to determine users’ viewpoints and awareness of potential online threats. We found a relationship between time spent online and users’ perceived privacy knowledge and concluded that most users exhibit a “mild” level of concern online.

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