12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy



Our great privacy fears tend to be centered around others invading our privacy, whether it's Google reading your email, your boss monitoring your computer use, or the NSA eavesdropping on phone calls.

The problem is, we don't think about the very technologies we voluntarily embrace and what kind of snooping they do, and they do a lot of tracking. Some of it can and is used for benign or helpful reasons, but that can be turned against you very fast.

Here are 12 ways your personal technology is betraying your privacy.