George Orwell had it right. He was just off by a few decades. Big Brother really is watching you. Before you go calling me a conspiracy nut, consider the news (& resulting penalties) about smart TVs secretly collecting data on people. I never did trust those smart TVs. Lucky thing I can’t afford one!
Then there are the hacks where bad people can take control of cameras on your devices that are connected to a wireless network. Yeah, that’s right – I’m one of those crazy people who has black electrician’s tape covering the camera on my computer and iPad. Granted anyone hacking into my device would be bored to death but why should I make it easy for them?
What really creeps me out, though, is Facebook. Sometimes it seems Facebook is accessing things they have no right to access. Yesterday my daughter’s friend texted her asking for a recommendation for a doctor. My daughter texted back the name of our doctor. A few minutes later, she went on Facebook and one of her friend suggestions was our doctor. How did Facebook know she texted that name when she wasn’t on an app connected to Facebook?
I’m tellin’ ya, they’re everywhere, watching everything we do. Next time you see me, I may be wearing one of those tin foil hats.