Opinion: Online privacy becomes critical if Roe v. Wade is overturned


Women may also turn to VPNs to stop mobile network providers and search engines from seeing their browsing habits. They’ll clear their web histories, use incognito windows or download more privacy-focused browsers like Firefox. — Photo by Michael Pointner on Unsplash

About 10 years ago, a story about Target Corp’s uncanny ability to detect a customer’s pregnancy made waves. An angry man had gone into a Target store in Minneapolis, demanding to speak to a manager and flashing coupons that his teenage daughter had received in the mail for baby clothes and cribs. “Are you trying to encourage her to get pregnant?” he asked.

It turned out his daughter was already pregnant, and Target had figured this out before he had.

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