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Health applications - a review for an app which allows you to record you stool consistence (for Morbus Crohn) could negatively affect your chances for employment as well as open you to ridicule by others.

"You gave AcmeFamilyPlanner 4/5 stars, Mrs Candidate - say, do you want to have a career or a family?" (Hm, of course this could help remove bad employers from your list of prospective work places ;) )




  > "You gave AcmeFamilyPlanner 4/5 stars, Mrs Candidate -
  > say, do you want to have a career or a family?"
I am almost certain that questions like this are illegal in any nation a HN reader would want to work in.

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You wouldn't ask that question, but use that information to disqualify the candidate before the interview.

Just because you can't legally discriminate based on certain things doesn't mean people don't find ways to do so anyway.

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The point is that the employer wouldn't even have to ask the question. The data is now public.

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Okay, thats one app. What about all the other innocuous apps you download?

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