Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
Kenneth
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Cyber-privacy

A year or so ago, a friend stayed over for a while and would regularly use my computer. I didn't mind a bit. One day by accident I found his hotmail password (my computer had a password manager program that he must have used.) It led to an ethical dilemma. You'll see what I did if you check the answers to this poll, but what would you have done?



Poll #976717 Cyber honesty

If you accidentally found out the password for a friend's hotmail or yahoo or other email account, would you read their email?

Absolutely not, without hesitation the answer is no.
50(40.3%)
I'd have to wrestle with my conscience, I'd definitely be tempted to, but in the end I wouldn't
31(25.0%)
I honestly can't say what I'd do until it actually happened
19(15.3%)
I would read the email only if I thought there was email in there about me
2(1.6%)
I'm weak so I'd probably do it.
16(12.9%)
Hell yeah, without any hesitation I would
5(4.0%)
Some other factor would make me decide what I'd do. I'll comment on what it is.
1(0.8%)

If you decided to look at their email, and some of the email was unopened, would you read those?

Yes, I'd read them and then mark them as unread after I did.
14(11.5%)
I would do the previous option but only if the subject line interested me.
18(14.8%)
No, I'd be scared of getting caught.
34(27.9%)
I don't know what I'd do.
5(4.1%)
Like I said before, I wouldn't go into someone else's email account. I'd respect their privacy.
51(41.8%)

How would you feel if someone read your email account without your permission?

I'd be very angry and/or feel violated.
51(40.8%)
It would bother me a little, but not a lot
22(17.6%)
I'm not sure how I'd feel.
8(6.4%)
It would depend if there was any email in there that I didn't want that person to see. If so, I'd pe pissed. If not, its no big deal.
35(28.0%)
It doesn't bother me, there's nothing in my email I'm worried about and/or my life is an open book.
9(7.2%)
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