Just How Private is Your Workplace?
Turns out, according to Yahoo, not very. Here are eight ways they keep tabs on you at the office.
- Your employer can–and likely does–read your e-mail. Whatever passes through the company network is theoretically open to review.
- Your company probably tracks your phone use. If you constantly use a company-issued phone or an office landline.
- Your employer may monitor your personal text messages on your company cell phone. It’s their phone, right?
- Even your IM conversations aren’t sacred. See #1.
- Your boss can monitor your Facebook account, even if you restrict public viewing. Also see #1.
- Your employer can access your personal photos, videos, music, and more. This can happen when you charge your phone or other gadget through a company-issued computer’s USB port.
- To top it all off, your boss can probably track your every move. Via in-office video cameras.
You can of course continue enjoying relative privacy by using your personal cell phone account to make calls. You can also turn your phone into a modem for a personally-owned laptop. Who said secrecy was cheap?
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