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Americans say they've lost control over personal data, according to a new study.

FOX News Radio's Bill Vitka reports: 

Americans overwhelmingly believe that the government and private companies are violating our privacy.

91% of us feel we've lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies, according to a survey by Pew.

80% of Americans are worried that the government has become Big Brother in the way it spies on phone and email.

At the same time -- we're not entirely sure what to do about it.

Privacy might be part of a trade-off. 55% in the Pew survey say we're willing to share some information in exchange for using a free online service.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.