Thursday, December 08, 2022

Women in the US are removing period tracking apps from their phones, here’s why

Women in the United States were found deleting period tracking apps from their mobile phones after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last week. There are concerns that data from period tracking apps could be accessed by law enforcement and subsequently scrutinized on people seeking abortion services. This fear is forcing many women in the US to remove period tracking applications from their devices.

Wade ruling, several analysts and experts warned that data collected by period tracking apps could be shared with other entities and fuel investigations into people seeking abortion services. May go.

Wade’s decision, several women have taken to Twitter to share that they will be deleting period tracking apps like Proto, among others. Women are not only deleting these apps but also removing their personal data completely from the platform.

One of the popular period tracking apps called Flow has actually announced that it is working on an ‘anonymous mode’, which will allow women to use the apps without being able to access their personal details.

Tech companies such as Google, Tesla, Microsoft, Meta and Amazon are also taking action against the Roe vs. Wade decision. In the latest email, Google noted that employees who undergo abortions may relocate to states that allow the procedure without any “justification.”

“This is a profound change for the country that deeply affects many of us, especially women,” Google’s Chief People Officer Fiona Cicconi said in an email to employees. Ciconi also said that “Googlers can apply for transfer without justification, and those overseeing the process will be aware of the situation.”

In addition to Google, other tech companies such as Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Tesla, and more have announced plans to pay employees to travel to have abortions if they are in states that have banned the procedure. .

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