- That 1 out of 50 people glance at a stranger’s smartphone screen “all the time,” and 25% of people notices someone sneaking a peek;
- The most annoying stranger is the loud cell phone talker, as opposed to the snooper; and
- Facebook and Twitter pages were most likely to be view by a neighbor, followed by emails and photos.
I’m not sure that Twitter is all that important to keep private, but I know there are some things on my Facebook page I don’t want shared with the world. That said, I’m always of the belief that if you don’t want it in the public sphere, you’d better not put it in the public sphere.
What the study does show is that there are a large number of people checking out your confidential information. As a lawyer, it’s important to keep client information secure when you’re using a mobile device. That includes setting passwords on your device, not holding confidential conversations in public places, and installing apps to remove your information from the device if it’s lost.