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The new Pew Survey on American’s attitudes and practices related to cybersecurity is out. Basically, it’s not good.

A majority of Americans (64%) have personally experienced a major data breach, and relatively large shares of the public lack trust in key institutions – especially the federal government and social media sites – to protect their personal information.

via “Americans and Cybersecurity,” Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech (February 14, 2017 at 12:03PM)

The report goes on to not that American’s also do not follow cybersecurity best practices themselves, do not take cybersecurity that seriously in general, and are divided on what they think about strong encryption.

TL;DR – We’re well and truly doomed.