SNOOPING EYES: ONE IN 5 ADULTS ADMIT TO ACCESSING FRIENDS' FACEBOOK

January 20, 2017

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If you had the chance to take a peek at a friend or relatives social media accounts, would you?  Roughly one in five adults, 24% of those surveyed, said the have snooped on the Facebook accounts of their friends, romantic partners or family members, using their own computers or cellphones. Facebook private messages, pictures or videos are easy targets when the account owner is already logged on and has left their computer or mobile open for viewing. People admitted to spying on their friends, family, and romantic partners out of simple curiosity or fun as well as jealousy.  Jealous people were the biggest snoopers; planning their moment to peek and spending upwards of 15 minutes or more lurking around. As inconvenient as it is, logging out of social media every time you are finished viewing it and regularly changing the password is your best defense to keep your account free of prying eyes.

SOURCE: EurekAlert

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