10% men snoop on their partners’ online activities without their knowledge, finds Norton study
British women are twice as likely as men to snoop on the emails and social networking messages of their partners, according to a Norton study.
A survey by computer security firm Norton has revealed that more than half (52%) of Britons under 25 years of age share user details including passwords with their partner.
However, a larger number of women as compared to men use the private accounts of their partners to snoop on their online activities.
One-in-five women of the respondents admitted they have accessed their partner’s online messages in social networking sites or emails without their knowledge, compared to one-in-10 men.
Around 15% of women also admitted that such snooping led to arguments with their partners, compared to 7% men who admitted the same, reported The Telegraph.
The study also found that only 33% of Britons aged 45 to 54 shared online details such as passwords with their partners.
The study also found that people (over 10%) lied about their age online, and while more women lied about their weight, men tend to lie about their financial staus.
"Our research raises some serious questions around privacy and the boundaries people are willing to cross in their own online dealings," said Simon Ellson from Norton.