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Norton Study Reveals Online Snooping More Prevalent Among Women than Men

A new study reveals that Great Britain has turned into a country of online snoops, and that women are better at it than their male counterparts.

According to the report, one in five women surveyed acknowledged having spied on their partner’s online activities without ever letting them know. In comparison, only 10 percent of men surveys admitted to indulging in similar spying activities.

An interesting aspect of the study, however, was that 15 percent of the women participants said they had found objectionable elements in their partners’ activities which provoked arguments. The proportion of men in that regard however, was just seven percent.

The study also revealed that over 50 percent of the under 25 population shared their log-in credentials including those of social networking sites with their partners.

The survey was a part of security software provider Norton’s study on the impact of Internet on the ethical standards of people.

“Our research raises some serious questions around privacy and the boundaries people are willing to cross in their own online dealings,” said Simon Ellson from Norton, as reported in the Telegraph.