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Parmy Olson

Online Privacy Becomes Critical If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

Women will flock to the Dark Web and encrypted messaging apps to circumvent new abortion restrictions. But some of those tools are under threat.

Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators in Washington, D.C.

Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators in Washington, D.C.

Source: Bloomberg

About 10 years ago, a story about Target Corp.’s uncanny ability to detect a customer’s pregnancy made waves. An angry man had gone into a Target store in Minneapolis, demanding to speak to a manager and flashing coupons that his teenage daughter had received in the mail for baby clothes and cribs. “Are you trying to encourage her to get pregnant?” he asked.

It turned out his daughter was already pregnant, and Target had figured this out before he had.