What is more private your Cellphone or Wallet?

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    Dec 03, 2010 8:58 AM GMT
    So my friend got angry at me today because I hijacked his cellphone and got on facebook to changed his status to "Let it be known. I called John Bottom at 1am last night. I am a dumb skank whore. kekekeke." This was after he got a hold of my wallet, took a photo of my driver license pictures, and uploaded it to facebook with the caption "Hi my name Charlie Chong".

    He got really pissy and said that his cellphone is private and I crossed the line. I told him to calm dizzle and that my wallet is private as well but I didn't get butthurt. He didn't think my wallet was as private as his cellphone. I think he was more butthurt cause I exposed him for calling someone he labeled as John Bottom in the damn AM.

    Anyways, it got me thinking. Are cellphones becoming more private than wallets? If you had to let someone inspect either your wallet or cellphone which would you hand over? I think I have so much info on my smartphone now that I would give them my wallet to look over so long as they don't write down info.
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    Dec 03, 2010 9:28 AM GMT
    my cellphone. icon_biggrin.gif

    you can't find anything interesting in my wallet, but man, an intruder in my cellphone could really influence my future icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 03, 2010 10:19 AM GMT
    I'd actually be more upset if someone took my DL and uploaded it to facebook. Meanwhile some random status update about me being a whore won't phase my friends or family who read it. I've said worse on FB.
  • mynyun

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    Dec 03, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
    My Cellphone.
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    Dec 03, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
    I really would think it would matter who he has added on facebook, a odd status update could do some damage.I would be more embarrassed about that then someone looking through my cell.

    Though i wouldn't want someone looking through my cell. I don't care about someone looking in my wallet. It all depends which one has more sensitive information to you. I would think most that is their cellphone
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    Dec 03, 2010 12:20 PM GMT
    I think that I would be more concerned with someone posting my drivers license online.

    On the flipside. is your friend out of the closet? If not I could understand why he might be upset... either way though, openly gay or not I think most would understand that someone posted a joke status on his account... Still though, if he's in the closet or has friends on FB (likely) who don't know he's gay... it would probably bring on some paranoia and be upsetting.
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    Dec 03, 2010 12:29 PM GMT

    Phone definitely.

    There's nothing private in my wallet.
  • Kage

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    Dec 03, 2010 1:03 PM GMT
    Mobile phone.
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    Dec 03, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    I would say cell

    being I haven't used a wallet in like 2 decades Lol
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    Dec 03, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    facebook rape is okay,but calling someone you dont know at 1am is definitely not cool. What if its someone from his work....you never know
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    Dec 03, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    Both are an invasion of privacy, even in a committed relationship.

    Any relationship worth having is based upon respect of the other person's rights.
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    Dec 03, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    wallet

    i dont have anything to hide in my comunications to people

    im uncomfortable with people haveing my creditcards/ ID/ Insurance / cash
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 03, 2010 1:27 PM GMT
    My wallet, but I wouldn't grab someone's wallet or cellphone without authorization.
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    Dec 03, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    My iPhone is more private, especially in terms of the harm a criminal or even a prankster could do to me with it. Both wallet & iPhone would reveal my bank debit card and social security numbers, but the iPhone would additionally give the card's PIN, plus:

    - the user names & passcodes to both of our bank accounts
    - my bank's proprietary iPhone app for online banking
    - the user names & passcodes to all my other online accounts, including social networking, plus some of his accounts, too
    - our car's keyless entry code
    - my complete medical history
    - the phone numbers & addresses for over 600 contacts, plus e-mail addys in some cases, as well as their personal photos
    - the personal calendar for myself and my partner
    - ability to read and send from my e-mail accounts
    - the restricted keyless passcode to enter this condo building (most residents here require a physical key)
    - over 3000 photos, including some gay porn
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    Dec 03, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    Both. Plus, if I had a "friend" who took either without my permission, that person would no longer be my friend.
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    Dec 03, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    I'd be much more upset about the driver's license.
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    Dec 03, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Both seem pretty invasive to me. while there's nothing scary or incriminatng in either my phone or wallet, both are MY personal things, and don't think anyone should be getting their grubby paws on them except me.
  • Hokenshi

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    Dec 03, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    Mobile, although I wouldn't be pissed off if a friend of mine looked through my wallet or mobile; I'm a pretty open kinda guy.

    I let some of my closet students look through my wallet as they were interested to see my foreigners card and what store I shop at, my iphone...well I have to be a bit more careful about that.
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    Dec 03, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    Yeah I'd have to say it's best not to take any of those.
    Though for me, there's nothing private in my phone or wallet so I wouldn't really be bothered.

    I lived without a phone almost all my life actually so if I had to choose, I'd say my wallet simply because it holds my key cards.

    This reminds me of the time when I caught my friend looking at my bank statement. Now that was really awkward.
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    Dec 03, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    If I had to choose one, I'd say my cell phone. Anything compromising is password-protected, as well as getting to the actual landing page of the user interface. Good luck finding out my password pattern.

    If I had to give over my cell phone unlocked or my wallet, it would be a very tough choice. If it's a friend, I'd still say my cellphone. I would trust them to not access bank account info. If it's a stranger, I'd say my wallet. I can always cancel credit cards and my bank card, get new insurance cards, new ID, etc. Both items would give the person the info they need to steal my identity, besides my SSN. So they'd at least have to work for it. icon_wink.gif

    Either way: My parents raised me to never look through a man's wallet, and never look through a woman's purse. I apply these rules to cell phones as well today.
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    Dec 03, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    My wallet.

    I have a simple Nokia cell phone that cost me $25 and it only has phone numbers on it. My wallet, on the other hand, has my driver's license, bank card, credit card, insurance card, and AAA card. They can keep the cell phone since I have all of my phone numbers written in an address book.
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    Dec 03, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    cmhoh1985 saidI have a simple Nokia cell phone that cost me $25 and it only has phone numbers on it.


    This also brings up a point; for those that would rather give away their wallets, do you have smart phones or standard cell phones?
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    Dec 03, 2010 3:04 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidMy iPhone is more private, especially in terms of the harm a criminal or even a prankster could do to me with it. Both wallet & iPhone would reveal my bank debit card and social security numbers, but the iPhone would additionally give the card's PIN, plus:

    - the user names & passcodes to both of our bank accounts
    - my bank's proprietary iPhone app for online banking
    - the user names & passcodes to all my other online accounts, including social networking, plus some of his accounts, too
    - our car's keyless entry code
    - my complete medical history
    - the phone numbers & addresses for over 600 contacts, plus e-mail addys in some cases, as well as their personal photos
    - the personal calendar for myself and my partner
    - ability to read and send from my e-mail accounts
    - the restricted keyless passcode to enter this condo building (most residents here require a physical key)
    - over 3000 photos, including some gay porn


    TMI maybe??? icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 03, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    BlkMuscleGent said
    Art_Deco saidMy iPhone is more private, especially in terms of the harm a criminal or even a prankster could do to me with it. Both wallet & iPhone would reveal my bank debit card and social security numbers, but the iPhone would additionally give the card's PIN, plus:

    - the user names & passcodes to both of our bank accounts
    - my bank's proprietary iPhone app for online banking
    - the user names & passcodes to all my other online accounts, including social networking, plus some of his accounts, too
    - our car's keyless entry code
    - my complete medical history
    - the phone numbers & addresses for over 600 contacts, plus e-mail addys in some cases, as well as their personal photos
    - the personal calendar for myself and my partner
    - ability to read and send from my e-mail accounts
    - the restricted keyless passcode to enter this condo building (most residents here require a physical key)
    - over 3000 photos, including some gay porn


    TMI maybe??? icon_lol.gif


    If I'm gonna mug anyone on RJ, it's gonna be Art_Deco...
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    Dec 03, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
    D u u u d e s. . . you both need to get a life. YOU, stay out of his wallet! YOU, step away from his cellphone! Now GTF out and channel all that energy into something productive! icon_lol.gif