Since March 2020 there has been an increase of of VPN (Virtual Private Network) discount-related searches as Americans search for a way to feel secure online, according to a new report.
New York, NY-based coupon engine CouponFollow, part of NextGen Shopping surveyed 1,666 US adults before and a further 1,834 US adults in February 2021 to understand how Americans view their internet security and data privacy.
The report showed that almost seven in ten (69%) of Americans are concerned about the security of their data when using public Wi-fi, and nearly two in three (64%) are worried about it when using the internet at home.
A similar percentage (65%) are concerned that their medical or financial data might be shared — or sold on — by their ISP.
Online privacy worries almost