A recent study from McAfee India has revealed that 84% of Indians share personal passwords with partners. The study underscores the need for individuals to manage device usage during social interactions and calls for vigilance while sharing personal information.
Key findings from the McAfee study
- 3 in 4 Indians indicated that they have had to compete for the attention of their date with their device.
- The constant device usage actions don’t halt after the first date. In fact, more than half (49%) of adults (between 21-40 years) indicated that it happened even more than twice.
- 77% of the people in India think that the use of technology gets in the way of relationships today.
- 81% of the people in India indicate that they got into an argument with a friend, family member or significant other for being on their phone too much when they spend time together.
- 70% find it very (40%) or somewhat (30%) important to disclose their relationship on social media.
- More than half (58%) think that dating apps/websites are more effective at helping people find a date than friends and family are.
- 2 in 3 Indians (67%) in a relationship have felt that their significant other was more interested in their internet connected device than in them.
- 32% of Indians say they do not set rules about device usage when together. Only about one in five (20%) claim that they set strict limitations about internet connect device use when with their significant other.
- Nearly half of Indians (45%) indicated that they have spied on their significant other’s social media accounts or connected devices.
“In today’s connected lifestyle, daily activities and interactions of consumers are powered by technology and apps. This insatiable dependency for technology can come at the price of sharing our personal information with the unknown. We need to be aware about the reality of oversharing and take corrective measures.” said Venkat Krishnapur, Vice President of Engineering and Managing Director, McAfee.
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