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Social anxiety: One in every 5 person snoops on other Facebook account.

4th February 2004, Does it ring any bells? No? This is the date when facebook was launched. This was the day when the motto of Mark Zuckerberg “Making The World More Connected”. With this motto in aim, the foundation was laid so that people can connect with their long lost friends and take on from the conversation they had last time.

Facebook was launched so that we can:

Find our lost friends and People can share memories with their loved one

As Mother Nature has blessed human with poking their nose in everyone business, Facebook played the very same role in our lives. People have started taking more interest in other people life.

A new study reveals that nearly one in five persons has snooped on the Facebook accounts of their friends, romantic partners or family members, using the victims’ own computers or cellphones.

“It’s a fact, people snoops on to other person’s facebook private messages, pictures or videos are the easy targets when the account owners are already logged-in or has left their mobile or laptop unattended,” said Wali Ahmed Usmani, lead study author.

The other reasons for snooping are even darker. “Jealous snoop, or heartbroken lovers, plans their action and target personal messages for more than 15 minutes,” said computer science professor Ivan Beschastnikh, a senior author on the paper. The finding, which was studied on 1,308 U.S adult facebook users, highlight the infectiveness of the password or the device PIN’s. The paper is scheduled to be presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017) in May.

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