Health Tech

Health sites let ads track visitors without telling them

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) All too often, digital ads wind up improperly targeting the most vulnerable people online, including abuse victims and kids. Add to that list the customers of several digital-medicine and genetic-testing companies, whose sites used ad-tracking tools that could have exposed information about people’s health status. In a recent study from researchers […]


Apple’s AirDrop leaks users’ PII, and there’s not much they can do about it

Enlarge (credit: Apple) AirDrop, the feature that allows Mac and iPhone users to wirelessly transfer files between devices, is leaking user emails and phone numbers, and there’s not much anyone can do to stop it other than to turn it off, researchers said. AirDrop uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy to establish direct connections with […]