This is a hard *nope*.

"Diller’s bosses could look up aggregate data on how many workers using Ovia’s fertility, pregnancy and parenting apps had faced high-risk pregnancies or gave birth prematurely... and how soon the new moms planned to return to work."


I encourage you to read this because you will routinely run into lines like this:

"An Ovia spokeswoman said the company does not sell aggregate data for advertising purposes."

@GeoffWozniak Nope, not aggregate data. They sell specific individual data for reasons far more lucrative than advertising purposes :)

@sungo The really depressing thing is that the person they profile doesn't seem to care about sharing the data at all.

@GeoffWozniak @sungo

On top of the generally creepiness of the app itself. I'm wondering about some of it's features like this:

> Women wanting to get pregnant are told they can rely on Ovia’s “fertility algorithms,” which analyze their menstrual data and suggest good times to try to conceive, potentially saving money on infertility treatments.

With so much emphasis on the purpose of the app realistically being for the benefit of the employer there's really nothing stopping them from manipulating the output of the app to match the desires of the employer to the determent of the employee.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.