Your Facebook Profile Can Reveal Your Medical Conditions

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Published on June 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:15s

Your Facebook Profile Can Reveal Your Medical Conditions

Your Facebook Profile Can Reveal Your Medical Conditions Your Facebook profile could be giving away too much personal information.

A study published in peer-reviewed journal PLOS One has revealed that your profile can indicate medical conditions from pregnancy to skin disorders.

Researchers were able to predict 21 different medical conditions after analyzing Facebook profiles.

Status updates are "particularly effective at predicting diabetes and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and psychoses." Study authors, via CNN The findings raise serious concerns about user privacy.

In 2018, Facebook earned $56 billion by selling user data to targeted advertisements.


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