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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Some sites selling abortion pills use technology that shares information with third parties like Google. Law enforcement can potentially use this data to prosecute people who end their pregnancies with medication.




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...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 Ease,, PrivacyPillRX, PillsOnlineRX, Secure Abortion Pills, AbortionRx, Generic Abortion Pills, Abortion Privacy and Online Abortion Pill Rx.

These third-party trackers, including a Google Analytics tool and advertising technologies, collect a host of details about users and feed them to tech behemoth Google, its parent company, Alphabet, and other third parties, such as the online chat provider LiveChat. Those details include the web addresses the users visited, what they clicked on, the search terms they used to find a website, the previous site they visited, their general location and information about the devices they used, such as whether they were on a computer or phone. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-21 02:22 PM | Reply

Not surprised at all. We quit using google analytics a couple of years ago.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2023-01-21 09:25 PM | Reply

Republican terrorism has no limits.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-01-21 09:28 PM | Reply

@#2 ... We quit using google analytics a couple of years ago. ...

Yep. As did I on my websites.

@#3 ... Republican terrorism has no limits. ...

That is the curious part about this.

Republicans seem to have no concern about using the data collected by the Big Tech websites to their advantage[1], yet those Republicans seem wildly to masticate those very same Big Tech websites for their business operations.

Can you say "inane?"

1 - How police work with Google to obtain cellphone location data for criminal investigations ( )

I knew you could.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-21 09:42 PM | Reply

First off...

Welcome to

OK, that aside, what's yer point?

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-21 10:09 PM | Reply

@#8 ... Google is everywhere. ...


And that seems to be a new revelation to you.

Have you been out of touch with the comments posted here over the years?

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-21 10:39 PM | Reply

The black market will cure this.

#11 | Posted by Angrydad at 2023-01-22 02:23 PM | Reply

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