From WebMD.com to CDC.gov
Searching for symptoms of your sickness online can be a huge hassle, and now there’s another headache to consider: your online privacy.
From for-profit sites like WebMD.com to government sites like CDC.gov, health websites are passing along your searches to third-party websites, according to a report in Motherboard.
The culprit? Many of these sites employ tracking tools that end up forwarding your searches onto big-name companies like Google and Facebook, along with lesser-known data brokers.