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When it comes to digital knowledge, most Americans need to do more homework. (Or maybe we're just bad at taking tests?)
In a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center , respondents answered 10 questions on a range of technical topics, including cybersecurity, privacy, and social media companies. Most of us know about phishing and cookie, but just 28 percent could identify an example of two-factor authentication, and nearly half weren't sure what private browsing is. The median number of correct answers was four; only 2 percent aced the quiz with 10 correct answers.
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Granted, some of these topics can be challenging to keep up with—technology morphs at a lightning pace, and so do its dangers for individuals. But it's never been more important to maintain your awareness of new tech and its impact on the world—witness deepfakes , the rise of AI (for better or worse ), election interference , and on and on. We humbly suggest you keep up on the tech news that matters by visiting PCMag.com early and often.