- Does your smartphone have a grip on you? In one hour, how often do you check your phone?
a. I am glued to my phone. I check it every 1-2 minutes; it is satisfying.
b. I check it 1-2 times per hour.
c. I check my phone only when I get notifications, and I don’t get many.
d. I check at lunch time and at the end of the day mostly, unless I get a notification.
B. My phone is not in my hand all the time; it sits on a rack next to my chair so that I can see if someone is calling or texting me. My niece and I video chat, but I prefer to do that on my laptop. I tap on the screen of my phone once an hour to check the weather and temp. I have “reminders” that beep and buzz once an hour. I can’t thumb type, so I hate texting on it; I’m much more used to a qwirky keyboard. Now on my laptop, I’m glued to it for 12 hours a day; reading, writing, researching, playing games, and shopping.
- Israeli spyware Pegasus* marketed and sold to other governments is used to spy on activists, journalists, and political leaders. Do you believe hackers are monitoring your smartphone?
I believe hackers monitor everything, not just our smartphones; computers, landlines, tablets, and TV’s. There is no such thing as privacy anymore.
- When in flight, on an airplane, do you put your phone in flight mode?
No, because I don’t fly anywhere and haven’t in over 20 years.
- What is the lock on your smartphone?
a. facial recognition
c. numerical code
e. I don’t lock my phone
e. I don’t lock my phone; I know I should, but it’s such a pain to use.
- Do mobile phones interfere with your relationship(s)? How?
I hope not. When someone wants to talk, I put it away or put it down unless I’m taking a picture.
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