Most Aussies opposed to Google providing 'snoop data' to US spy agencies [Asian News International]
(Asian News International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sydney, Dec. 31 (ANI): Most Australians are opposed to search giant Google giving their personal data to the US intelligence agencies, a new survey has revealed.
A nationwide opinion poll by UMR Research found that as Google remains the most popular internet search engine by far, with 86 per cent of Australians using it, 83 percent of people have a positive opinion of Google.
However, only 38 percent of users are confident that Google is doing a good job respecting their privacy and 78 percent think the search giant should be subject to greater regulation to protect private information, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
It was revealed that two-thirds of Australians oppose Google giving their user data to US intelligence and law-enforcement agencies such as the NSA, the CIA and the FBI.
Following revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the US' alleged mass surveillance programmes, tech giants including Google released its transparency report stating that US authorities' requests for user data increased by 85 percent between 2010 and 2012. (ANI)
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