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The gray area where therapy apps, privacy policies, and third parties meet

12.19.2019 · Posted in Other Articles, Technology Articles
The gray area where therapy apps, privacy policies, and third parties meetAmanda Gumban was furious. The 17-year-old was scrolling through Instagram when she came across an unexpected sight. It had been four months since her sister, 21-year-old Airman First Class Lindsey Renee Gumban, had died by suicide. And yet, on this day in November, Amanda was confronted with her sister's face — staring back into hers in the form of an advertisement for a therapy app.  The Talkspace ad, which has since been removed, appeared to show Lindsey in conversation with a therapist. The two are depicted discussing common family struggles associated with the holidays.  "Our family dinner was really overwhelming," the ad presents Lindsey as writing. "I feel like I can't be my real self during the holidays." Read more... More about Apps, Mental Health, Social Media, Tech, and Other

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