Invasion of Privacy : Is it just me? What is an invasion of privacy? After some digging, I found this definition: intrusion on one’s solitude or into one’s private affairs. In the past week, I have seriously wondered how protected are we in terms of our privacy? We use so many different modes of technology to communicate with one another: email, cell phones, and social media sites. The internet has provided an ultra-fast way to drive our communication as well as a medium to extract valuable and relevant information. However, it also opens up the door for UNWELCOME GUESTS. Although I love and embrace new technology, I feel really squeamish about how much technology can expose us to the world. We live in an age where we are buying shredders so that we can dispose of confidential “hard copies”, however I feel it is access to this information via technology concerns me. After a discussion with a friend this week, I realized her position on guarding the content of private emails and how they can potentially jeopardize your future. She also said anything that is personal and confidential should be discussed in another fashion. I have to admit I never thought twice about sending “PRIVATE”(I use this term loosely) emails from my personal computer. A lesson learned this week is definitely to be more diligent with protecting my privacy! by using a non-invasive way to communicate “private” thoughts.