Users’ attitudes towards the “Going Dark” debate

Aseel Addawood, Yixin Zou, Masooda Bashir

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Abstract

This study sought to investigate the attitude and behavior of people toward the issue of privacy and national security. The online survey was carried administered to 243 online users. Participants were randomly assigned to evaluate three statements, namely, “Citizen Privacy takes precedence over national security,” “Governments should have access to all encrypted data,” and “Individual privacy is a human right.” For each statement, we measured participants’ level of agreement using a 5-point Likert scale. Using a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), we examined if privacy attitudes were different among user characteristics such as gender, religions belief, field of study and educational level. The results showed that most people have negative attitude toward government access to private data, but this view is divided along the religious, gender and field of study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages296-307
Number of pages12
Volume593
ISBN (Print)9783319605845
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume593
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period7/17/177/21/17

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National security
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

Keywords

  • Human factors surveillance
  • Human rights
  • Individual privacy
  • Legislation
  • National security
  • Security threat
  • Terrorism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Addawood, A., Zou, Y., & Bashir, M. (2018). Users’ attitudes towards the “Going Dark” debate. In Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017 (Vol. 593, pp. 296-307). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 593). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60585-2_28

Users’ attitudes towards the “Going Dark” debate. / Addawood, Aseel; Zou, Yixin; Bashir, Masooda.

Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017. Vol. 593 Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 296-307 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 593).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Addawood, A, Zou, Y & Bashir, M 2018, Users’ attitudes towards the “Going Dark” debate. in Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017. vol. 593, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 593, Springer Verlag, pp. 296-307, AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017, Los Angeles, United States, 17-21 July. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60585-2_28
Addawood A, Zou Y, Bashir M. Users’ attitudes towards the “Going Dark” debate. In Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017. Vol. 593. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 296-307. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60585-2_28

Addawood, Aseel; Zou, Yixin; Bashir, Masooda / Users’ attitudes towards the “Going Dark” debate.

Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, 2017. Vol. 593 Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 296-307 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 593).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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