Menstrual cycle tracking apps have been criticized for their lax privacy standards that could leave women who seek an abortion in a post-Roe v. Wade America vulnerable to legal scrutiny and retaliation.
Apps such as Flo, Period Tracker, and Glow capture more private data than many people know. They allow women to enter details about their menstrual flow and schedule, as well as their sexual activity and intentions to become pregnant. But that information is susceptible to being sold to third parties to improve advertising practices and earn the app developers money. That data are also susceptible to court-order subpoenas by law enforcement building a case against
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