A Bit Too Transparent

The government has stopped openly sharing your personal information from the still-troubled Obamacare website with the usual cookie collectors. The Associated Press found that Healthcare.gov was relaying users’ personal information including zip code, income level, pregnancy status, and smoking status with Google, Twitter, Yahoo, and companies that track people online, such as the ad service DoubleClick.

Caught redhanded, Healthcare.gov changed its site coding overnight.

As CNN notes, though, “While Healthcare.gov is no longer relaying your personal information on the front end, there’s no telling what information might get shared once it is stored in the government’s computers.”

Oh, goody.