Why I always assume I'm being watched
Did you know the apps on your phone listen to your conversations, even when they're turned off?
Try it. Have a conversation about taking a cruise and soon enough, you'll start seeing ads from cruise lines. This is the world we're living in. Your privacy is being monetized more than you think.
Surprised? I'm not. I don't approve and I think the host should be charged — they've committed a crime. But this isn't shocking news.
Chances are you're being watched right now.
I always assume I'm being watched, because it's naive to think life is private. Devices like Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri work around the clock to learn your behaviors, so they can "improve your life" (i.e., sell you more stuff).
The only way out is to unplug from everything. If you're willing to make that sacrifice, you have the option. Most people won't take it.