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Planned Parenthood is telling people, rightfully, to stop using period tracking apps, as they embed trackers that give data to authorities in anti-choice states.

Meanwhile, I count several third party trackers on plannedparenthood.org

WTF?

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@liw
The worst part is the site is damned #CloudFlare!

*facepalms

Looking to have an #abortion? Oh look, you cannot login to for bankAccount for some reason.

#plannedParenthood
@emanuele
@lrvick

@liw
The worst part is the site is damned #CloudFlare!

*facepalm

Looking to have an #abortion? It seems you cannot login to your bankAccount for some reason…

#plannedParenthood
@emanuele
@lrvick

@lrvick Oh wow, at this point it's easier to count the trackers that are not on the site.

There are like all major trackers on there...

@lrvick@mastodon.social Obviously they tell people to use less contraception. They need more abortions. j/k

More seriously, do avoid all apps that send medical information to third parties. It is not a question whether the data will be abused by a nefarious actor - the question is when.

Government actors aside, services get hacked on a regular basis and data dumps end up on torrent sites every few days.

Instead, use apps that can operate exclusively locally. If you must use cloud storage, prefer apps that store on generic cloud store with app-side encryption, as Google and Apple are held to a higher standard of privacy due to their size.

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