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Is your boss reading your texts?

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If you have a company-issued phone, you may want to be careful what you do with it. A new report shows your boss may be watching you.

Research conducted by the National Workrights Institute showed that two-thirds of employers monitor company equipment such as cell phones, email and web use.

The report says employers are watching to make sure employees aren't sharing company information or sending racy photos.

While companies are required to get consent from employees before being allowed to monitor them, the report says that most employees give consent without realizing it by signing paperwork when they are hired or acknowledging a new work policy.

The report says that more and more companies are going to start monitoring text messages. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was OK to do so as long as there is a "legitimate work-related purpose."

Researchers suggest using personal phones for texts and email to avoid being monitored by employers.

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