A new 2015 Intel Security study found that less than 50% of Singaporeans always delete their intimate photos or videos after sharing them with intended recipients, while others only delete them if they remember or not delete them at all.
Despite this, 69% of all survey respondents (including those in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Australia) say that they fear their personal or intimate content could one day be leaked or shared without their permission.
Key results of the survey below.
Main form of communication between significant others:
- 82% of Singapore respondents said they connect over WhatsApp followed by text messaging (77%) and phone calls (76%).
- Brazil (74%) and Singapore (82%) use WhatsApp the most. Mexico respondents use phone calls and WhatsApp equally (82%).
Knowing significant others’ passwords:
- More than half of the Singapore respondents know their significant other’s Facebook password the most out of any social network or portal. This is a similar trend in U.S (55%), Mexico (55%) and Brazil (76%). In Singapore, this is followed by mobile device (47%) and personal email/computer (45%).
- In Singapore, 1 in 4 of respondents claim to know their significant other’s bank or credit card portal/app password.
- Less than 50% of Singaporeans always delete their personal pictures and videos after sharing them with intended recipients.
- More than 1 in 4 Singaporeans do not delete personal pictures or videos
- 69% of all survey respondents fear that their personal content could one day be leaked or shared without permission.
What’s on your device:
- 71% of survey respondents said that if significant others managed to access their mobile devices they would find personal text messages from family or friends. In Singapore, US, Mexico and Brazil this was followed by personal photos of other people (53%, 42%, 51% and 45%, respectively).
The online survey, commissioned by Intel Security, was conducted by MSI International between January 29-February 3, 2015. The survey polled 2,507 adults ages 18-54 who are online and use Internet-connected devices in North America (US), Asia Pacific (Australia, Singapore), and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico).