The biggest secrets on people's smartphones? (Clue: not sexts)
Now let’s see what he’s got in here.
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We are our phones. Our phones are us.
Which means that whatever we keep inside those smart little things encapsulates every aspect of our troubled characters.
Clearly, there are some aspects that we’d like to keep well hidden. Which is why a fascinating piece of research has attempted to discern just where our weakest point lies.
It asked 1,000 apparently honest Americans what was the one thing on their smartphones that they hoped no one else would ever see.
The natural American response would be “naked pictures of me.” Nudity is so feared in the United States that one sometimes wonders if its exposure causes brain damage. Or, at least, coronary conniptions.
Yet this research suggests that Americans have an even greater personal taboo: their bank information.
This is odd, given that most Americans are only too happy to reveal how much they earn and what wise investments they have secreted in their fanc… [Read more]
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