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Do people trust their government or corporations to protect their privacy? They don't. Would they submit to having a computer chip implanted in their skin to help identify them? Many would. That's just one of the surprises revealed by MSNBC.com's privacy survey, conducted over the past month.
The most obvious paradox on display in the survey results are that Americans are much more trusting than they say they are.
People have almost no faith in either their government or corporations to protect their privacy, the survey indicated. When asked "Who do you trust more to protect your privacy — government or private corporations," a full 88 percent picked the third option — "neither."
But despite this near universal skepticism, consumers expressed a willingness to share intimate details of their lives with government agencies and businesses.
Would they submit to having a computer chip implanted in their skin to help identify them? Many would.