Do you ever feel like you are being watched?
I don’t mean like someone is sitting in the bushes with a pair of binoculars (that would just be plain creepy!) but what about online?
We all know how sites like Facebook will monitor things you search for in order to offer up ads that will appeal to you and to suggest pages for your newsfeed. But can others track your online doings? I’m sure they can.
A few times now, while at work, I’ll be having a conversation with my employer and it feels almost like they have been privy to my personal text messages. It’s never anything earth shattering, but just a certain phrase, or something that I had been thinking about previously, and there it is, slipped into regular conversation without me bringing it up. It’s caught me off guard a few times.
I do use their wifi on my phone while I am at work – especially if I am staying late and all the kidlets are in bed. But personal text messages? That seems a little strange. Maybe they have found this blog: if they have, oh man. I don’t even want to think about what I’d have to do – shut it down, set it to private – oh the horrors! They know I write a blog (at least the mom does), but also that it’s a private personal journal type thing that no one I know in real life has access to and I haven’t given them the link. I’ve even taken a few precautions by not having any games on my new phone so the kidlets can’t fool around on it and read my messages (like 2nd did at least twice, just opened my messaging app and started to read them all). And on my tablet and old phone, I have disabled all the apps which would get any of my messages.
What about you? Do you ever feel like someone has been seeing things they shouldn’t? Reading things they shouldn’t?
Maybe I’m just being paranoid…