I panicked when I heard this rumour about Facebook and began frantically scrolling through my timeline. Then I relaxed when I realised I didn't even join Facebook until 2011, so I really don't have anything to worry about. But it suddenly occurred to me how deeply vulnerable the internet has made me.
|me after my private messages are leaked|
And that's not even mentioning the dark secrets I share with my besties. Okay, so I may not be moonlighting as a call girl, or have a second family hidden away in the country, or be married to the mafia, or sport a third nipple on my bum, but there is a great deal there that is not for public consumption. And up till now I've just trusted it wouldn't be. But what if it was? What if Twitter suddenly spewed all my direct messages into the public domain? What if my email account suddenly became available to all? Oh my god - what if the whole world could access my DIARY???
It doesn't bear thinking about. It does, however, make me very tempted to use the phone from now on. That is, unless my phone is being tapped by the government.
My phone isn't being tapped by the government, is it?