Women more likely to snoop at partner's emails

13 percent of wives check husbands' text messages

Women are more likely to snoop at their partner's emails, text messages and web browsing history, than men.

Women are more likely than men to snoop on their partner's emails, text messages and web browsing history.

According to research conducted by the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Nottingham Trent University, 14 percent of wives read their partners emails, while 13 percent snoop at their text messages and 10 percent admitted to looking at their web browsing history.

However, only eight percent of men said they would read their wives emails while just seven percent claimed they would check their text messages and browsing history.

"The findings show that wives were indeed more likely to monitor their husbands' behaviour. This contrasts with general research that suggests women are less technologically skilled than men," LSE's Ellen Helsper and Monica Whitty from the Nottingham Trent University told the Sunday Times.

"It seems that they are able to overcome these barriers when they feel that their relationship is at stake."

See also: Phone calls & emails snooped on 500,000 times

This story, "Women more likely to snoop at partner's emails" was originally published by PC Advisor (UK).

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