Chicago Tribune: Use a health or medical app? Your data is rarely private

August 3, 2016

"Have you ever researched the side effects of a medication online, sent an email to a relative about your health, ‘liked’ a health care organization on your Facebook page or downloaded a medical app? If so, it's likely that data aggregators collected that information without your knowledge or consent. Then they marketed their assumptions about your health to employers, insurers, mortgage brokers or other third parties who can use it to discriminate against you.”

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