Raunchy pics bonanza

Midweek Sport - - GADGET BOY - By BAR­NEY SA­MUELS

MORE than a quar­ter of young adults keep ‘raunchy’ pho­tos of them­selves on their mo­bile phones.

Fifty-two per cent of smart­phone users aged be­tween 18 and 35 said they had pic­tures on their hand­sets that they wouldn’t want oth­ers to see, ac­cord­ing to an on­line sur­vey by app de­vel­oper Ap­pys­nap.

Of th­ese, more than half said the pho­tos in­cluded ‘rude pic­tures’ of them­selves, while 48% said they had sim­i­lar im­ages of their part­ner or love in­ter­est.

Oth­ers con­fessed to stor­ing em­bar­rass­ing drunken pho­tos and vain ‘self­ies’ on their phones.

The poll of 1,928 users across the UK found that peo­ple in Liver­pool, New­cas­tle and Bris­tol were the most likely to have ex­plicit pic­tures on their phones.

Only a third said they pro­tected their phones with a PIN or pass­word.

Paul Smith, co-founder of Ap­pys­nap, said: “Any­one with raunchy im­ages in their gallery should per­haps check their set­tings, to en­sure they’ve got a pass­word or PIN on there.

“Worst case sce­nario, you could accidentally end up post­ing th­ese im­ages on so­cial me­dia and that would be a disas­ter.”

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