Link: “Search histories, location data, text messages: How personal data could be used to enforce anti-abortion laws

Original post found at: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/05/tech/abortion-laws-phone-privacy/index.html

Scary shit. At a bare minimum, everyone should have uBlock Origin(external link) installed in their browsers, and use a privacy-respecting search engine that doesn’t log all your searches and link them back to you (I like DuckDuckGo). But of course that’s not really sufficient in the face of an oppressive state, like the ones here wishing to criminalise people seeking or assisting with abortions, so things like secure VPNs, end-to-end encrypted messaging (like Signal), and the use of private browsing windows (or even Tor!) to look up sensitive information are all important too.

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