Yes, Virginia, people do care about their privacy. Pew research released this week showed than fully 86 percent of U.S. adults had done something to try to protect their privacy…and 1 out of 5 had suffered either a social media or e-mail account hijacking. I discussed the study on various NBC affiliates on Friday.
BOB SULLIVAN is a veteran journalist and the author of four books, including the 2008 New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism, and the 2010 New York Times Best Seller, Stop Getting Ripped Off! His latest, The Plateau Effect, was published in 2013, and as a paperback, called Getting Unstuck in 2014. He has won the Society of Professional Journalists prestigious Public Service award, a Peabody award, and The Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness award, and been given Consumer Action’s Consumer Excellence Award.