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Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

Grant Gross | Nov. 26, 2014
U.S. Internet users have a limited understanding of what net neutrality means and what protections are contained in company privacy policies, according to the results of a national survey by the Pew Research Center.

More than 70 percent correctly knew that email can be used to send PDFs, and correctly answered that a megabyte is a larger amount of information than a kilobyte.

Just 34 percent of survey respondents were able to correctly link Moore's Law with the number of transistors on a computer chip, and just 23 percent correctly answered "false" when asked if the Internet and the World Wide Web are the same thing.

Pew's survey, of 1,066 adult Internet users in the U.S., was conducted in September.


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