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Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With Google

This article published by ProPublica investigates various online pharmacies that sell abortion pills, finding that at least 9 of these websites use web tracking technology. This technology could potentially provide law enforcement with sensitive data, allowing them to prosecute those who decide to end their pregnancy. The article features insight from WGSS Committee Member Ari Waldman, a professor at the Northeastern School of Law and data privacy expert. Waldman explains, “We’re moving to a modern surveillance state where every website we visit is tracked. We have yet to conceptualize the entire body of laws that could be used to criminalize people getting abortions.”

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