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Warning: Your phone is an ‘adult pacifier’ that lulls you into oversharing personal information

5 May 2020

The reason, say researchers at the Wharton School, is that people perceive their phones as a safe zone, associated with comfort and familiarity.

Want to maintain privacy and professional distance? Don’t reach for your phone. A trio of giant studies from the University of Pennsylvania shows that people disclose more personal information from smartphones than from computers. The oversharing takes place across social media, online reviews, surveys, and consumer ads.


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