U.S. Hospitals Sending Data to Facebook?
Big Tech may have even more access to our personal lives and secrets than we had originally thought. We must pray over this issue.
From The Epoch Times. Data is the new oil. Every second, a person creates roughly 1.7 MB of data. Not surprisingly, there is a concerted effort from Big Tech companies to mine data flows and drain us dry.
According to a recent Markup report, a tracking tool installed on dozens of hospitals’ websites “has been collecting patients’ sensitive health information—including details about their medical conditions, prescriptions, and doctor’s appointments.” Rather alarmingly, this sensitive information has been sent to the data gurus in Silicon Valley.
Last year, as you might recall, Facebook changed its name. Different name, same problems. The change was merely aesthetic—more marketing savvy than a change of actual substance. In reality, Meta appears to be no less trustworthy now than it was prior to the name change. After all, the unethical and downright illegal behavior that was so rampant a few years ago is still going strong today.
This brings us back to Meta Pixel, the abovementioned ad-enabling tracker. This tracker has been used, up until very recently, to send “Facebook a packet of data whenever a person clicked a button to schedule a doctor’s appointment,” according to the Markup team.
Such data packets create an “intimate receipt” of a user’s activity. Moreover, all the data sent is connected to a user’s IP address, a unique string of characters that identifies a device’s address. The tool, as authors at Reclaim the Net have noted, “redirects patients’ private data without consent.” This is a blatant violation of both state and federal laws.
I’m sure some readers will be shocked—and for a good reason. Right now, your hospital, including Mark Zuckerberg’s hospital in San Francisco, may very well be sharing your personal data with Facebook/Meta, a known violator of user privacy. Sadly, this violation has been occurring for years….
Big Tech, Big Medicine, Big Data
Nothing is sacred anymore, not even your medical history. We are in the midst of a data-driven revolution. By 2030, as authors at WPP, a London-based tech company, have cautioned, “data will define the relationships between things, people and places, and decide much of our experience….”
Make no mistake about it; Big Tech companies are using our data against us.
What’s being marketed as “care” and “assistance” is much closer to exploitation. Profit is the aim, and the only way these companies can make a profit is by collecting your data and exploiting your insecurities, your deepest desires, and your deepest fears….
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