Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions - POLITICO
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The Crisis Text Line’s AI-driven chat service has gathered troves of data from its conversations with people suffering life’s toughest situations.

“These are people at their worst moments. Using that data to help other people is one thing, but commercializing it just seems like a real ethical line for a nonprofit to cross.”

Jennifer King, privacy and data policy fellow at Stanford University

I have this awful déjà-vu of that time facebook used their sentiment analysis to target depressed teens for special anti-depressant ads… [1] https://www.technologyreview.com/2017/05/01/105987/is-facebook-targeting-ads-at-sad-teens/

We seriously need better privacy laws. Especially for any kind of medical records!

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The irony is that the company uses data from Crisis Text Line to make their customer support more “empathetic”.

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And when you drill down to their so called value proposition, it is apparently to help human empathy scale. That word scale lies at the heart of almost all immoral business practices. It is a alter for “how do we spend as little input as possible to get as much as possible”.

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seen this fictional short story via diaspora
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ8G3e3Cgl4

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let no death go to waste

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don’t hate the whole world. Just hate the current form of disaster capitalism.

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or the bourgeois scum that control it

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The Roman Empire also thought it would be eternal 😉

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So did the Nazis, so do the USA, China and Russia today. The latter three found out that if you swap hard with soft power, eternity is much closer.

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If you believe in yourself, you can do anything. Including overthrowing the system.

it probably won’t. You only have one life, live it to your fullest, don’t let bullshit like this make your day worse. You can fight the battles you can win and accept that there are battles you can’t fight because you’d burn out.

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Happens to me every time that I read the news

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