Survey: only 22% of folks in the U.S. trust Apple with their personal data

A survey of Internet users in the U.S. and UK show that more than 40% “do not trust many of them [U.S. tech giants] to lawfully manage their data,” reports ZDNet.

The survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Tresorit, an encrypted file sharing startup, asked US and UK respondents about their their trust in seven tech giants. The most trusted was Amazon at 28%, followed by Microsoft at 24%, Apple at 22%, Facebook at 19% Google at 13%, Dropbox at 9%, and Instagram at 7%.

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“Trust in many digital giants is definitely broken but encryption technology shows the way forward and for those looking to take back their online privacy sooner rather than later,” says Tresorit, a member of Privacy Heroes, an alliance of startups with a mission “to defend internet users from surveillance, hacking, and censorship.” It includes these online services: DuckDuckGo, Brave, Threema, ProtonMail, and ProtonVPN.