It continues to amaze me (it shouldn’t, but it does) that people are happy to spend hard earned cash on “surveys” to find out stuff we already know. Â Michael Forbes reports on one:
Husbands and boyfriends, beware. Kiwi women are twice as likely as men to go snooping through their partners’ mobile phones without permission.
A survey of 2144 mobile phone users by market researcher Canstar Blue found 13 per cent had secretly looked through their partners’ phones. Women were twice as likely as men to do this.
People aged 18 to 29 were the main offenders, with 26 per cent of them admitting to having had a sneaky peek. Those aged 30 to 44 were not far behind, on 20 per cent.
Those aged 45 and older were the most trusting age group. Only 5 per cent of them said they had snooped on their spouses.
That was no surprise to private investigator Julia Hartley Moore, who said mobile phones were the first thing people checked if they suspected their partners were cheating.
Smartphones are more than text messages and call logs these days. Â Unauthorised access is probably the most severe invasion of privacy that any private citizen has been able to enact on another in history.
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