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Facebook & Google Track NHS Site Visits

geek4 (1735644) writes | more than 3 years ago

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geek4 (1735644) writes "Facebook and Google know about what illnesses you looked up on your visit to the NHS Choices site

Four third-party companies are tracking users who visit the National Health Service (NHS) website – apparently with the organisation’s blessing.

The NHS Choices site has included links to Facebook, Google, AddThis and WebTrends. Online information control experts at Garlik have pointed out that site allows these organisations to see when a user visits its Conditions pages and to track their subsequent movements.

Social Disease Networking

Users visit these pages to find information on a range of ailments, some of which could cause social embarrassment if the information was leaked. The Conditions pages offer advice on many ailments including binge drinking, testicular cancer, AIDS, thrush and many other confidential problems."

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