Friday, May 04, 2012

Think Twice Before Letting Your Phone Go

Do you ever think about what you have saved on your phone? Not only contacts, pictures, and videos, but personal information. Your email account, your Facebook/Twitter login, etc. What happens if you lose your phone, or if it dies and it needs to be replaced, or even if there’s an issue and you need to hand it over to a technician. Do you know who you’re giving it to? Who you’re trusting with your sensitive information?

Neither did one man in Aurora, CO. He was experiencing issues with his phone and took it to a local Best Buy to have someone look at it. After determining the phone needed to be replaced, the man left his old phone with Best Buy. No more than 30 minutes later, the man was alerted to a status update on his Facebook page that said, “I am gay. I’m coming out.” He came to find out that it was a Best Buy employee who had written the post. Of course the man filed a complaint and the employee was fired, but not before the man’s reputation was fractured. It just goes to show you that no one can be trusted, and you better think twice about what you’d be putting out into the world before letting that phone go!