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How could our daily smartphone usage betray our privacy?

June 15, 2022

How could our daily smartphone usage betray our privacy?

In this episode, I feature a paper by Shaw and colleagues who analyzed smartphone usage across 780 individuals and found that it is possible to profile a person’s day-to-day use of different apps and that this profile remains consistent over time. This suggests that our daily smartphone usage serves as a digital fingerprint that pose risks for security and privacy.

 

Full citation:

Shaw, H., Taylor, P. J., Ellis, D. A., & Conchie, S. M. (2022). Behavioral consistency in the digital age. Psychological science, 33(3), 364-370.

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