"18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey."
— More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Pew Research Center (via onaissues)
"We tested 13 government agencies in a survey last fall, and the IRS ranked at the bottom of the list with 51% expressing an unfavorable view of it while 44% regarded it positively. It was the only one of the agencies where a majority did not have a favorable view."
For April 15: Five Facts about Americans, Taxes and the IRS
Americans are not particularly warm and fuzzy towards the IRS.
"The most significant impacts of the Internet on people’s lives by 2025 will involve augmented reality applications. Augmented reality tools such as AR mobile browsers (like Layar) or wearables (like Google Glass) will become affordable and widespread, and we will grow accustomed to seeing the world through multiple data layers. This will change a lot of social practices, such as dating, job interviewing and professional networking, and gaming, as well as policing and espionage."
Daren C. Brabham, assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California, on what digital life will be like in 2025.
Today, Google Glass is being made available to the public.