Marc Barach, Jumio chief marketing and strategy officer, says “People view their smartphones as an extension of themselves… taking them everywhere… from the shower to their commute… from the dinner table to the bedroom…”
He goes on to note that when consumers are separated from their devices panic sets in, with privacy concerns topping the list. Nearly 30% of adults admit to snooping on someone else’s mobile phone, making users aware of the potential violations that happen when we put our own phones down.
72% of respondents report being within five feet of their smartphones the majority of the time, and admit that they use their devices in some unusual places:
And, despite the many warnings, and in most states laws tied to the dangers of talking or texting while driving, 55% of respondents admit to using their smartphone while driving.
Almost 9% of adults admit they’ve used their phone during sex, says the report, and:
59% of Americans keep their phone password protected. But people still fear what will happen if their phone ends up in someone else’s hands, which may be tied to the fact that nearly 29% of adults admit to snooping on someone else’s phone. When it comes to their primary concern over losing their smartphone, Americans are most worried about:
Single respondents seem more concerned about privacy than their married counterparts, being more likely to password protect their phones than those who are married (69% vs. 55%).
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