How to Protect Your Data Online

Enable two-factor authentication, for starters

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Concerns about internet security range in severity from the benign, such as the annoying ubiquity of ads, to more troublesome worries about identity theft and consumer fraud.

Then there are concerns about sensitive data impacting future decisions around employment and housing. What’s more, online users who are the most vulnerable offline have heightened threats online—for example, worries about surveillance from law enforcement, or fear of the interference of immigration enforcement officials.

“People have a spectrum of security concerns that pop up at different phases of life,” said Mary Madden, research lead, health and tech engagement at Data



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