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Well being apps will be a good way to remain on high of your well being. They let customers preserve monitor of issues like their train, psychological well being, menstrual cycles — even the standard of their pores and skin.
However well being researchers Giulia De Togni and Andrea Ford have discovered that many of those well being apps even have a darkish aspect — promoting your most private information to 3rd events like advertisers, insurers and tech corporations. Their analysis makes clear that surveillance capitalism is right here. You’re the commodity.
Giulia and Andrea suppose the story would not need to cease right here.
Their rebuttal to all this surveillance, of the commodification of our behaviors as customers is easy: private empowerment and regulation.
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This episode was edited by Sara Sarasohn and produced by Rebecca Ramirez and Margaret Cirino. Margaret additionally checked the info. Patrick Murray was the audio engineer.