“Whom would you trust more with your private data: the NSA, a company like Google, or your mom?” Chris Matyszczyk reports for CNET. “I ask because I’m looking at the results of a survey, conducted between October 9 and 12, that asked just that.”

“The results went like this. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being ‘I am shivering uncontrollably with fear’) the idea of Google or a similar concern having access to all your private data got a concerned score of 7.39,” Matyszczyk reports. “The idea of the NSA having its eyes and hands all over you? 7.06. What about your boss snooping? That merited a mere 6.85. While the notion of your parents knowing it all got a 5.93.”

Of the options open to the respondents, they were most relaxed about their spouse or significant other seeing their everyday warts,” Matyszczyk reports. “This idea scored a mere 4.55.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Macgadget” for the heads up.]