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Increasingly, we are seeing this trend from the tech companies, to tap into our health data, which is a very lucrative & relatively unsaturated market. In the aftermath of COVID-19, this trend is only going to accelerate. Apps were already made to expand diagnostic services in many countries during the pandemic. On some level, I understand how big data can integrate with the healthcare industry to provide personalized care at very low costs (thinking along the lines of Apple Watch/fit bit), but knowing how most tech companies operate, they're probably going to sell the sensitive information to the highest bidding insurance company sooner or later, haha.

Are you watching this trend? Personally, are you in the habit of sharing information related to your health in social networking sites?
(& I don't see the astrology but maybe someone can help me there!)
Some links below-

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/facebook-building-smartwatch-start-selling-2022-apple-health-data-privacy-2021-2

https://slate.com/technology/2019/09/social-determinants-health-facebook-google.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenmatloff/2018/07/29/facebook-violates-trust-of-private-patient-groups/?sh=b496351524cd#513958901524

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I'm pretty sure that Amazon is going to start filling Rx. Maybe they already are.

I wish we had representation. I don't think we do.

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The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that this cannot be curbed by individual actions anymore. There has to be definite government regulation on tech, & it has to be in the US, for any effective result.

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Walgreens is already doing this. 

I don't know that there's a way to avoid this, short of going to neighborhood pharmacies (before the big-box pharmacies buy them out). 

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Amazon has Pillpack now, so this is the wave of the future.  They're a delivery system and it looks convenient but probably your healthcare provider would have to approve of them.  Of course they will, but I like my local pharmacies the way they are now.

 

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The world is too much.

I do not need saving.

I want my fucking sovereignty, access to land and resources, to be treated as if I am equal, not some future criminal with anthropological race demarcations.

All regarding humans and anything in this world is up for sale.

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You just have to be told that you lack something, that you are not quite up to par.

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