30% of people would like to spy on their partners through their gadgets
Kaspersky Lab has published the results of a study of people’s attitudes to “stalker applications”. This is the name of a type of spyware that is designed to be secretly installed on a phone in order to spy on its owner. This is a very primitive tool, the capabilities of which are limited to tracking Internet activity and human movements, but they give a completely understandable picture of personal life if he actively uses gadgets.
In the course of the study, the company’s experts interviewed 1,000 people from 21 countries of the world, from among those who are or have recently been in family relationships. And suddenly it turned out that at least 30% of respondents would have installed a surveillance application on their soulmates’ phones if they could. At the same time, 83% of respondents said that they would immediately break up with a loved one if they found out that he did this to them.
People want to follow other people, but reject such actions against themselves, and for the same reasons. For example, about half of the “spies” want to know if their partners are conducting illegal activities, but are categorically not ready to share the same information about themselves. At least 64% want to track the facts of adultery, and 63% would like to implement a “stalker application” on a loved one’s phone solely for security purposes.
The survey also showed that only 15% of people would necessarily follow their halves, and another 15% would start doing it “according to circumstances.” But the key here is probably the intention, because the capabilities of ordinary users are limited. In any case, the overwhelming majority, 74%, have never noticed that they were followed in this way. Or do they just not know about it yet?