Leave a comment

Would you let your boss track you 24/7?

Would you let your boss track you 24/7?
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

In our connected world, privacy is becoming harder to maintain from the government, hackers, and, now, your boss. The latest privacy intrusion comes courtesy of a business app called Xora.

This job management app/service helps a company keep track of its on-the-go employees. That includes sending them jobs, knowing what times they worked, and tracking where they go to make sure they are where they're supposed to be.

As long as the employee agrees to the tracking, that's fine and even useful during work hours. Unfortunately, Xora doesn't stop there. It turns out it keeps tracking your location, and sending it to your employer, even when you're "clocked out" in the app.

That's led to a lawsuit in California. A sales executive named Myrna Arias discovered the app's constant monitoring after her manager at Intermex allegedly told her he was monitoring her even on her personal time.

Next page: More about the lawsuit and my take
This is how free mobile games make so much money
Previous Happening Now

This is how free mobile games make so much money

The next iPhone could be a huge upgrade
Next Happening Now

The next iPhone could be a huge upgrade

View Comments ()