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Photo: Diego Cervo (Shutterstock) Employee monitoring software—which you can safely expect to be installed on your work-issued computer—allows your workplace to view every site you visit, every email you’ve sent, and even all the personal passwords you save. Maybe you’ve already come to terms with the fact that expectations for privacy have been essentially eradicated. Even so, it’s probably not a great idea to give your employer easy access to every unproductive moment of your day, or every off-color joke you make over Slack. Here’s what to know about how most work laptops are monitored and what it means for your privacy as an employee. You are being monitored, if not in real-time According to the security experts in this Wirecutter article , you should assume that yes, you are indeed being monitored on your work laptop. However, they contend that for most of us, the fear of being heavily surveilled at work is unwarranted. Chances are that when you received your work-issued laptop, it came with surveillance and security software. The extent to which you’re being monitored, though, depends on factors like the size of your company, the resources they dedicate to surveillance, and what type of information you handle for your job. For instance, Wirecutter points out that if you work with health records, financial data, or government contracts, you can count on your employer keeping a careful eye on what you do. From G Suite to personal desktop folders, your employer can see it all Business […]