It's only when you stop and think about it do you start to realise just how much your social media activity and what's on your phone reveals about you.
For most people, that's not a big deal, but if you live somewhere where you're trying to conceal your sexuality and there are likely to be negative consequences if people find out that you might be queer, then it creates problems.
For queer people living in countries where it is illegal to be gay, or where LGBTQ people are harassed and persecuted, it's a worrying trend that social media accounts are being increasingly used as a way of identifying and outing people who may be gay.
For many people, their online life - the time they spend on the internet - is no longer a safe space for them.
Researchers have been looking at court files in Tunisia, Egypt, and Lebanon. What was revealed was that police forces in those countries are increasingly on digital tools - social media and internet activity - to identify, entrap, and prosecute LGBTQ people. It's described as anti-queer surveillance.
Despite their best efforts to conceal their sexuality, the safety of vulnerable queer people may be compromised by their digital footprint - forcing LGBTQ people to try to erase activity and conceal their identity when using the internet.
In some countries, authorities are able to seize your phone, look at what apps you have installed, look at your online conversations, and then charge you with some kind of offence.
Another worrying trend is the use of sting operations by authorities and homophobic vigilantes - setting up fake profiles on dating apps for the purpose of identifying and entrapping LGBTQ people.
While vulnerable LGBTQ people in high-risk locations can take steps to try and keep themselves, the use of technology to persecute queer people highlights why ending the decriminalisation of homosexuality is an important first step on the journey towards equality and safety for all.