15 Signs the Government Is Spying on You (and 5 Ways They’re Already Watching You Every Day)

With technology advancing each day, we’re all a little concerned for our privacy. But you’d know if the government was keeping tabs on you, right? Scarily enough, the American Civil Liberties Union says the government is slicker than you think. Think the government is spying on you? Here are the bizarre signs to watch out for. Learn more about one piece of technology immediately on page 10.

1. You hear weird noises during your phone calls

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Yes, wiretapping does happen. Toolbox explains if you hear noises while on the phone, such as clicking, popping, or static, then someone could be listening to your conversations. Static, scratching, or popping sounds are common when a wiretap and a phone line connect. Also pay attention to any noises your phone makes when you’re not using it, as this is another sign someone’s messing with your line.

Next: It’s tempting to open emails promising free money or prizes.

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