US users trust other technology companies more with their data than Facebook, according to a survey conducted by Reuters. The survey surveyed 2,237 adults in the United States. UU About their use of social networks and trust in technology companies to obey the government's data privacy policies.
The Reuters survey found that most people used Facebook during the day more than they used Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat or Google+. But while people were more likely to be on Facebook, 51 percent said they did not trust the platform or that they did not trust it too much. Although the survey did not explicitly ask about the Cambridge Analytica data leak that came to light two weeks ago, the timing of the survey coincides with when the public heard about the violation and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook started circulating on social networks .
The Reuters findings are quite consistent with The Verge's research last fall, when a survey of 1,520 respondents in the United States found that approximately 30 percent of consumers distrust "a lot" or "greatly" of their management. Personal data by Facebook. (Only 20 percent say they trust Facebook, while the rest did not have an opinion, did not trust or distrust, or used the service).
The Verge surveyed users during a time when the focus on Facebook was their battle against false news on the platform, before the Cambridge Analytica data fiasco had become public knowledge. In that survey, The Verge discovered that 57 percent of people who were not on Facebook chose not to be in it because they did not trust him. Our survey also found that Amazon was still the most popular technology company, followed by Google, then Facebook, Microsoft and Apple.
According to Reuters, 41 percent of Americans trusted Facebook to some extent to obey laws that protect the privacy of user data. Amazon had the highest confidence score of 66 percent, followed by Google by 62 percent, Microsoft by 60 percent and Yahoo by 47 percent. (Those numbers are probably due to the Yahoo data leak that affected 3 billion of their accounts and the recent Microsoft errors of Specter and Meltdown).