I am sure some people that are stealing these items like Kindles, probably don't understand the security aspect of it; surely their interest is the money they can get for it. Also, many peopl just bypass password settings, etc....so it leaves it wide open for a thief to use at their will. My daughter had all of her passwords shut off on her e-reader...and I had to give her a mini lesson on security.
@Ariella. I'm glad you were able to refrain yourself. But for some, it definitely appears to be a pattern of making repeated "not so smart" decisions. You have to wonder what is going through their minds.
@Kim I'm very tempted to say something along the lines of "well, how intelligent do you expect people who deliberately do something that is proven to harm their health to be?" But I will restrain myself.
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