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2022-06-27 7:42:29 PM  
an astrology-focused menstrual tracking app

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2022-06-27 7:45:54 PM  
Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.
 
2022-06-27 7:49:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.


Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.
 
2022-06-27 7:56:06 PM  

enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.

Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.


Or, you know, let them know who are the un-women who can be turned into slave labor when Gilead finally happens.

You act like it would be tis huge data set and they would have to follow teeny tiny trails to finally link one piece of data to a specific person.  You think they wouldn't have access to personal data?
 
2022-06-27 8:33:12 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.

Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.

Or, you know, let them know who are the un-women who can be turned into slave labor when Gilead finally happens.

You act like it would be tis huge data set and they would have to follow teeny tiny trails to finally link one piece of data to a specific person.  You think they wouldn't have access to personal data?


If they're looking for a specific person, they'll get it.  If they're looking for everyone in Bumfark county, there will be a lot of crap to sift through.
 
2022-06-27 8:51:26 PM  
I'm a cis male and I'm downloading this app because if there's one thing I love it's creating chaos.
Just gotta set my location to Texas and...done!
Come and get me fellas....
 
2022-06-27 9:37:30 PM  

enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.

Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.

Or, you know, let them know who are the un-women who can be turned into slave labor when Gilead finally happens.

You act like it would be tis huge data set and they would have to follow teeny tiny trails to finally link one piece of data to a specific person.  You think they wouldn't have access to personal data?

If they're looking for a specific person, they'll get it.  If they're looking for everyone in Bumfark county, there will be a lot of crap to sift through.


If they're looking for every profile who put in their age in a certain range, even if they changed or removed that later, and their gender as female, or if they ever used the fertility or women's health features, even I could do that.  Then use their other tracking tools to find that particular person and know what's going on with them?  Yeah, they can do that.  They can have lots of little gestapo offices all over doing that.
 
2022-06-27 10:05:28 PM  

Weaver95: I'm a cis male and I'm downloading this app because if there's one thing I love it's creating chaos.
Just gotta set my location to Texas and...done!
Come and get me fellas....


Do I need to install my VPN on my phone to fool the location?
 
2022-06-27 10:21:51 PM  
We've given up our right to privacy already.

SCOTUS is just making it official.
 
2022-06-27 10:31:29 PM  
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And the algorithm gon' get em until PRISM
Send us all to prison - and that's a nerdy living

/Steve Meretzky at Infocom tried to warn you in 1985.
//as did another mind forever voyaging.
 
2022-06-27 11:08:13 PM  

aleister_greynight: an astrology-focused menstrual tracking app

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Crabs? In my menstrual tracker?

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2022-06-27 11:10:13 PM  

enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.

Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.


Came up with the same idea.

Have a bunch of dudes download it under false names and email addresses and start "missing" periods.
 
2022-06-27 11:12:22 PM  
Good luck, I'm behind seven menstruation tracking apps.
 
2022-06-27 11:13:18 PM  
Stardust, an astrology-focused menstrual tracking app that launched on the App Store last year, is one of Apple's top three most-downloaded free apps right now.

JFC. Just throw in the towel now, humanity.
 
2022-06-27 11:13:20 PM  
I guess nobody just keeps a personal diary anymore.

Stop giving your life over to apps, you farking idiots.
 
2022-06-27 11:13:46 PM  

dkulprit: enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.

Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.

Came up with the same idea.

Have a bunch of dudes download it under false names and email addresses and start "missing" periods.


Hahaha.

I'm doing this. Time for my full moon party.
 
2022-06-27 11:15:33 PM  
mrparks:

Lulz you can't because Android.

Anyways.

Please stop feeding the data mining companies.
 
2022-06-27 11:16:52 PM  

Weaver95: I'm a cis male and I'm downloading this app because if there's one thing I love it's creating chaos.
Just gotta set my location to Texas and...done!
Come and get me fellas....


did I see you tweet just about that exact post on twitter?
 
2022-06-27 11:19:16 PM  
Go listen you your hi-fi record collection with an aspirin held between your knees...

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You fainted? Oh no...

/s
 
2022-06-27 11:20:42 PM  
If you need this type of tracker, just use the period tracking app within the Apple health app. All info stays on device. iPhone users of course.
 
2022-06-27 11:21:33 PM  

aleister_greynight: Do I need to install my VPN on my phone to fool the location?


There are GPS spoofing apps for Android, such as this one.
 
2022-06-27 11:22:36 PM  
Why can't we all, guys and gals, use several period trackers daily just to add a bunch of noise to their data?  I'll gladly fake a couple of miscarriages if it sets off some bells and makes the troglodytes twitchy.
 
2022-06-27 11:25:43 PM  
I deleted mine this weekend which sucks because I'm irregular.  I used it to help get a general idea when I was to start so I could take precautions and not accidentally bleed through my pants. But I'm sure some festering taint boil on the internet will tell me to just hold it in.
 
2022-06-27 11:25:46 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:

I agree. Do not use a tracking app. Or an app that will sell your data. Or really any app that you put actual information into.
 
2022-06-27 11:26:44 PM  
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2022-06-27 11:28:47 PM  
 
2022-06-27 11:32:40 PM  

mrparks: mrparks:

Lulz you can't because Android.

Anyways.

Please stop feeding the data mining companies.


Google thinks I'm an old woman
 
2022-06-27 11:35:40 PM  

Weaver95: I'm a cis male and I'm downloading this app because if there's one thing I love it's creating chaos.
Just gotta set my location to Texas and...done!
Come and get me fellas....


Hey, men can be pregnant too. Good luck with not being hung.
 
2022-06-27 11:37:30 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.


I once had a boss give us all wrist-worn fitness trackers as our holiday bonus present.

It's in a kitchen drawer right now, I've been thinking about fastening it to a rodent and having it transported in safety around the world.
 
2022-06-27 11:39:04 PM  
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Look too much like a rosary I guess.
 
2022-06-27 11:47:18 PM  
Stardust-which combines astrology with menstrual cycle tracking

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2022-06-27 11:54:39 PM  
Stardust, an astrology-focused menstrual tracking app

Well, at least we can take comfort in the fact that the only women who might get screwed by this are the really, really stupid ones.
 
2022-06-27 11:57:25 PM  
It's an astrology app. I really don't care what else it does because you totally lost me at astrology. You wanna download a religious app don't be surprised when the religion is used against you. That's always been the purpose of religion.
 
2022-06-28 12:01:35 AM  

Russ1642: It's an astrology app. I really don't care what else it does because you totally lost me at astrology. You wanna download a religious app don't be surprised when the religion is used against you. That's always been the purpose of religion.


No, no, it isn't religious; it's 🎵❤spiritual🎶💗.

In other words: every bit as stupid, but no manual, and even less coherent.
 
2022-06-28 12:01:36 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.


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2022-06-28 12:06:03 AM  

aagrajag: Russ1642: It's an astrology app. I really don't care what else it does because you totally lost me at astrology. You wanna download a religious app don't be surprised when the religion is used against you. That's always been the purpose of religion.

No, no, it isn't religious; it's 🎵❤spiritual🎶💗.

In other words: every bit as stupid, but no manual, and even less coherent.


At least if you're part of organized religion you have the excuse that you were brainwashed by professionals. With 'spiritual' shiat you had to brainwash yourself. I'm still going to lump them together.
 
2022-06-28 12:07:46 AM  

Russ1642: aagrajag: Russ1642: It's an astrology app. I really don't care what else it does because you totally lost me at astrology. You wanna download a religious app don't be surprised when the religion is used against you. That's always been the purpose of religion.

No, no, it isn't religious; it's 🎵❤spiritual🎶💗.

In other words: every bit as stupid, but no manual, and even less coherent.

At least if you're part of organized religion you have the excuse that you were brainwashed by professionals. With 'spiritual' shiat you had to brainwash yourself. I'm still going to lump them together.


Plenty of the spiritual types got had by pros too.

Wanna buy some chakra-aligning energy crystals?
 
2022-06-28 12:09:54 AM  

aagrajag: Wanna buy some chakra-aligning energy crystals?


You mean rocks?
 
2022-06-28 12:09:58 AM  

aagrajag: Russ1642: aagrajag: Russ1642: It's an astrology app. I really don't care what else it does because you totally lost me at astrology. You wanna download a religious app don't be surprised when the religion is used against you. That's always been the purpose of religion.

No, no, it isn't religious; it's 🎵❤spiritual🎶💗.

In other words: every bit as stupid, but no manual, and even less coherent.

At least if you're part of organized religion you have the excuse that you were brainwashed by professionals. With 'spiritual' shiat you had to brainwash yourself. I'm still going to lump them together.

Plenty of the spiritual types got had by pros too.

Wanna buy some chakra-aligning energy crystals?


As much as i wanted to kinda laugh at an ex when she spent an evening performing Chakra rituals on me, that was not my driving impulse at the time

One of the best nights of my then-young life
 
2022-06-28 12:11:11 AM  

dkulprit: enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.

Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.

Came up with the same idea.

Have a bunch of dudes download it under false names and email addresses and start "missing" periods.


Seems more likely that cops/prosectors will just wait for a "good citizen" to come forward about someone who they think got one and then the cops will request the info for that specific person from all the big name apps.
 
2022-06-28 12:14:04 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: enry: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, with the way things are going, I wouldn't wear a fitness tracker, especially if I were of child-bearing age.

Oh no, you get people who can't bear kids to start putting data in.  Mess with the data to make it more difficult to track down who is really pregnant.

Or, you know, let them know who are the un-women who can be turned into slave labor when Gilead finally happens.

You act like it would be tis huge data set and they would have to follow teeny tiny trails to finally link one piece of data to a specific person.  You think they wouldn't have access to personal data?


"They" can't track everyonewhen "they" are not the feds.  First, it becomes a health database and has to be treated as such.  Second, no app is going to just carte-blanche give Jackson, Mississippi, the data of ALL people who say they live there.  They might give data about one particular person, but everyone? No.
 
2022-06-28 12:16:43 AM  
It occurs to me that 90% of the downloads were probably bots anyway, using the install rate to game the app search engine.
 
2022-06-28 12:21:23 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I guess nobody just keeps a personal diary anymore.

Stop giving your life over to apps, you farking idiots.


The apps are not the problem, nobody in a free society should be afraid of a period tracker. The problem is the fascists controlling a third of our government.
 
2022-06-28 12:22:08 AM  
I am pregnant menstruation Spartacus!
 
2022-06-28 12:23:34 AM  
I've been making a list of likely Republican agenda items.  One of them is physicians becoming mandatory reporters of pregnancy.  Anyone reported to be pregnant can [will] be investigated if they don't produce a live birth.
 
2022-06-28 12:29:15 AM  

bobbyjoebobby: Weaver95: I'm a cis male and I'm downloading this app because if there's one thing I love it's creating chaos.
Just gotta set my location to Texas and...done!
Come and get me fellas....

Hey, men can be pregnant too. Good luck with not being hung.


Or hanged, for that matter.
😉
 
2022-06-28 12:31:06 AM  
One in ten pregnant women miscarry.

What do Republicans call those women now?  Suspects.
 
2022-06-28 12:35:08 AM  
Free app means you were always the product.
 
2022-06-28 12:41:26 AM  
Awwwww now everyone who told me I was over reacting can f*ck themselves to death.
 
2022-06-28 12:42:21 AM  

To Wish Impossible Things: One in ten pregnant women miscarry.

What do Republicans call those women now?  Suspects.


I believe the standard terminology is unwomen.
 
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