Most Americans Think Their ISPs Are Illicitly Sharing Their Data

Here’s a scary statistic: 66% of Americans think their Internet Service Provider is selling their behavioral data to advertisers. Three-quarters think the government has access to it. I’m pretty sure neither statement is correct, so this shows a truly frightening combination of ignorance and paranoia blocking a reasoned discussion on these topics. The data comes from Open Garden, which is working on a bandwidth sharing alternative to conventional ISPs.