The dangers of data in a post-Roe world
This week, we’re talking the tech implications of the Supreme Court's draft ruling on Roe v. Wade, including how Amazon — a company not always synonymous with workers’ rights — has made a major commitment to ensure its employees living in states where abortion could be banned can still access health care. We’ll also explore the new climate misinformation war on Facebook to keep things extra uplifting. Then, Gizmodo reporter Shoshana Wodinsky joins us to explain how data brokers and ad tech firms buy and sell information that could put users at risk in a post-Roe world.
Finally, Caitlin and Brian take a breather from crushing sadness to consider the following very important question: Is Target tech?
For more on the topics in this week’s episode:
- Amazon’s $4,000 abortion benefit is more important than you think
- Climate denial is dead on Facebook. What replaced it is more insidious.
- Gizmodo: How to Get an Abortion in the Age of Surveillance
- Tech companies are figuring out how to respond to a post-Roe v. Wade world
- 13 states might ban abortion. At least 30 tech companies call those states home.