Jan 222023
 January 22, 2023  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Jennifer Gollan of ProPublica reports:

Online pharmacies that sell abortion pills are sharing sensitive data with Google and other third parties, which may allow law enforcement to prosecute those who use the medications to end their pregnancies, a ProPublica analysis has found.

Using a tool created by the Markup, a nonprofit tech-journalism newsroom, ProPublica ran checks on 11 online pharmacies that sell abortion medication to reveal the web tracking technology they use. Late last year and in early January, ProPublica found web trackers on the sites of at least nine online pharmacies that provide pills by mail: Abortion EaseBestAbortionPill.comPrivacyPillRXPillsOnlineRXSecure Abortion PillsAbortionRxGeneric Abortion PillsAbortion Privacy and Online Abortion Pill Rx.


Representatives for the nine sites did not respond to requests for comment. All were recommended on the popular website Plan C, which provides information about how to get abortion pills by mail, including in states where abortion is illegal. Plan C acknowledged that it does not have control over these sites or their privacy practices.

Read more at ProPublica.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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