I am betting that almost everyone is familiar with a scenario in which someone picks up their phone and dives into their private affairs, messages especially. In some cases, pictures, videos and notes are not spared. This stems from the primal human desire for gossip. I won’t dignify the act by calling it curiosity. I know people who will come into your home, and would dive into your wallet at first chance. They are totally without shame.
I think that it is disgusting. What anyone has on their phone – especially in their messages – is their business, and unless one is invited to have a look, one should never go there. What would one be looking for? Lost keys?
When you have access to someone else’s phone, do you go reading their messages and digging into other personal stuff? Also, how do you make sure that people don’t violate your privacy when you hand them your phone?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.