Lost phones have 50% return rate
Interesting study by Symantec. Yeah sure people are curious and open everything there is on the phone. The more interesting question would be how many people would abuse that information beyond just looking into it.
But all in all, having 50% chance of getting your phone back sounds quite good! You can probably jack that up by putting lots of photos of kids and family in there. At least that’s what they said in a book 59 Seconds.
By Bob Sullivan What would you do if you found a smartphone on the subway or at a coffee shop? If you’re like most Americans, you’d rummage through the phone looking for photos, emails and even private banking information. And the chances are only 50-50 that you would try to return the phone. Computer security firm Symantec Corp.
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