Looking Up Symptoms Online? These Companies Are Tracking You

Brian Merchant, Motherboard, Feb 23, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

At a certain point, people will lose patience withy ther spying and treacking that goes on online. Maybe stuff like this, when it comes home to roost in a bad credit rating, will tip the scales. "According to the Pew Internet Project, 72 percent of US internet users look up health-related information online. But an astonishing number of the pages we visit to learn about private health concerns—confidentially, we assume—are tracking our queries, sending the sensitive data to third party corporations, even shipping the information directly to the same brokers who monitor our credit scores."

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