Nearly half the nation's adults changed their behavior online because of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) snooping programs, according to a new poll.
The Harris Interactive survey found that 47 percent of adults were thinking more carefully about what they do, what they say or where they go on the Internet in light of the spying revelations that began emerging last summer.
More than a quarter of the 2,000 people surveyed said they were doing less banking online, and 24 percent said they were less inclined to use email.
Many of the results were more exaggerated for young people, ages 18 to 34. A third of people surveyed in that age group said they were doing less shopping online, compared to 26 percent of the public at large.
Also this week: the NSA confirmed it's used what Senator Ron Wyden calls a "backdoor search loophole" to spy on Americans without warrants. Big Brother does what he wants.