Facebook Knows About Your Health-Related Internet Searches

You can select who sees your personal information on Facebook, but you can’t select all of the information that Facebook sees about you. A new study finds that: “91% of health-related pages relay the URL to third parties, often unbeknownst to the user, and in 70% of the cases, the URL contains sensitive information such as ‘HIV’ or ‘cancer’ which is sufficient to tip off these third parties that you have been searching for information related to a specific disease.”

That word of warning comes from Tim Libert, a researcher from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, whose study shows how dismissive we tend to be when it comes to health privacy on the Internet.
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