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    Exclamation What happens when your smartphone is lost

    There is an interesting study here about what happens if your smartphone is lost.

    Amongst many other interesting findings:

    80% of the time personal data is accessed!
    50% of the time an attempt is made to contact the owner.

    Make sure your data is password protected!
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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    Even better: don't own a smartphone.
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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    even better: Don't own a smartphone.
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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    Quote Originally Posted by Bachstelze View Post
    Even better: don't own a smartphone.
    That's like saying in order to prevent food poisoning, one must not eat food.

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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    that's like saying in order to prevent food poisoning, one must not eat food.
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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    Quote Originally Posted by yeehi View Post
    There is an interesting study here about what happens if your smartphone is lost.

    Amongst many other interesting findings:

    80% of the time personal data is accessed!
    50% of the time an attempt is made to contact the owner.

    Make sure your data is password protected!
    I actually find those two statistics quite encouraging. I would think the personal data being accessed would be much higher than 80% and that the attempt to contact the owner (presumably to return the phone, right?) would be much lower than 50%.

    My wife and I did find an iPhone in a rental car glove compartment. We managed to go through the woman's contacts and dial her husband to arrange to return the phone to her. It all worked out.

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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    I used smartphone few years, I can't give up them

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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    That's like saying in order to prevent food poisoning, one must not eat food.
    I think this post just won the internet.

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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    That post is hilarious... but I think a more appropriate analogy would be avoiding car theft by not owning a car. Cars are in many places unnecessary, but they can often be extremely convenient to have. Same with smartphones. Does anyone need a smartphone? No. We don't all eschew needless stuff just so we can avoid said stuff being stolen.

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    Re: What happens when your smartphone is lost

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    That post is hilarious... but I think a more appropriate analogy would be avoiding car theft by not owning a car. Cars are in many places unnecessary, but they can often be extremely convenient to have. Same with smartphones. Does anyone need a smartphone? No. We don't all eschew needless stuff just so we can avoid said stuff being stolen.
    Personal opinion: regardless of the analogy, the fact still remains that it's a little ridiculous to remove the object in question entirely out of the picture strictly due to precautionary measures alone. You can spin off 1001 scenarios pretty easily with that mentality:

    If you don't want your smartphone stolen, don't own a smartphone.
    If you don't want food poisoning, don't eat food.
    If you don't want your car stolen, don't own a car.
    If you don't want your bike stolen, don't own a bike.
    If you don't want your house broken into, don't own a house.
    If you don't want your wallet stolen, don't carry a wallet.
    If you don't want your computer stolen, don't own a computer.
    If you don't want X stolen, don't own X.

    If that's the case, to be safe from any degree of consequence of owning/doing certain things, we should all own nothing.

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