In a world where it's not uncommon for bosses to ask to see their employees' Facebook profiles, when does seemingly innocent, or even beneficial "monitoring" turn into privacy-infringing "snooping"?

It's a question many more employees may be asking in the next three years, according to a new Gartner report which predicts that by 2015, 60 percent of corporations are expected to put formal programs in place for "monitoring external social media for security breaches."

Companies traditionally rely on analyzing internal computing infrastructure to detect vulnerabilities, Gartner said; by monitoring their employees' Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn feeds, these companies could take advantage of critical and potentially damaging information being put out into the social media world...