Google, Twitter, Yahoo Nab HealthCare.gov Data

Companies including Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Advertising.com automatically obtain information from people visiting HealthCare.gov, according to analysis by congressional staffers.

Companies including Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Advertising.com automatically obtain information from people visiting HealthCare.gov, according to analysis by congressional staffers.

The finding builds on news last week that dozens of data-tracking companies were able to obtain information about people visiting the federal healthcare website, potentially including information about their age, location, and pregnancy status.

After The Associated Press revealed details about that sharing of data on January 20, staffers performed analysis of their own, which only increased concern from leading congressional Republicans.

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