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  • 1. INTERNET USAGE Internet is a global system of interconnected networks that was founded in the 1980s It has evolved to become an integral part of our lives and most of us utilize it on a daily basis for various purposes We have made an attempt to collect and analyse the statistics related to internet usage Secondary data obtained from the Global Internet Survey 2012 has been used for the same
  • 2. General internet usage
  • 3. Key findings  Internet users nearly universally(96 percent) indicated they accessed the internet at least once a day  There has been a steady increase in internet users over the years  More than 90 percent of Internet users surveyed globally indicated they use social media, with a majority (60 percent) using it daily, an increase of 10 percent over 2011  People in the developed world use the internet more regularly than in the developing and underdeveloped countries
  • 4. Online privacy and identity
  • 5. Key findings  Even when users know they are sharing personal data with a site or service, most users (80 percent) do not always read privacy policies and a significant fraction (12 percent) of respondents admitted that they never read privacy policies  Of users who logged into online services, only half reported that they logged out  Nineteen percent of respondents were aware of circumstances in which personal data was used in a way they did not expect. The most commonly reported consequences were: unsolicited communications, stolen personal data, private data becoming public, impersonation, and financial loss
  • 6. Internet censorship
  • 7. KEY FINDINGS Thirty percent of users agreed strongly that censorship currently exists on the Internet More than 70 percent of users agreed or agreed strongly that more government involvement would make the Internet too controlled or would limit content they can access More than two-thirds agreed or agreed strongly that increased government control would inhibit the growth of the Internet and/or stifle innovation.