Are period tracking apps safe?

As the battle over abortion continues in the United States, concerns have been raised over period tracking apps’ data practices and security. 

You should stop using them, or at the least, only use a service with stringent data protection and encryption — and this is why. 

What is Roe v. Wade?

For those unfamiliar with the current upheaval in the US, the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, brought forward against state laws restricting abortion, was a landmark ruling that effectively legalized the procedure in the US. 

However, different US states still take varied views on abortion and when it is permissible. 

Earlier this month, reports surfaced of a leaked draft majority opinion showing the US Supreme Court is likely set to overturn Roe v. Wade. The draft also cites a 1992 decision that further concreted the constitutional right to abortion services. 

According to the Associated Press, Senate Democrats have tried to move quickly and enshrine the 50-year-old ruling into law through new legislation, which, if passed, would have made abortion rights far harder to overturn. 

However, the proposed bill has been blocked

A final ruling is reportedly to take place within months. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, the non-profit Guttmacher

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