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Profitable Prayers: Christian Meditation Apps Mine Data for Ad Purposes

Upon learning how their personal data is often used, even in Christian spaces, some users have expressed that “there is an expectation of privacy” among fellow Christians when it comes to sharing prayer requests and feel it is “exploitative” to leverage prayer to sell products to users or influence how they vote. 

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While advancements in technology have enabled Christians to engage in a wider array of spiritual experiences in online spaces, these advancements have also brought increased commodification of those experiences, thus creating moral and spiritual questions that modern Christians must now consider.

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