People trust Amazon with their personal data more than other major tech companies (AMZN)

Being an active user of the internet means putting your personal data in other people’s hands. As Yahoo and many other tech companies can attest, it’s not uncommon for that dynamic to go wrong.

Given the diversity of data breaches that have occurred over the years, the general public has come to trust their info with some popular tech companies more than others, according to a recent survey by Morning Consult charted for us by Statista.

Topping the list is Amazon, with close to 70% of the 2,200 US adults surveyed saying they have faith in Jeff Bezos and company to keep their data secure. Google and the general category of cell phone manufacturers are close behind. Facebook and Twitter, meanwhile, are trusted by less than half of those surveyed.

Regardless of public perception, though, no company is immune to a potential hack, so it’s worth using strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and other general measures to keep your data as safe as it can be.

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