23andMe joins big tech on Slate's 'Evil List'

In stark contrast to the former image of technology as a trustworthy guide into the 21st century, consumers have become increasingly disillusioned with the industry and its slew of unfulfilled promises, scandals and data privacy concerns.

Some companies have played a larger role in this disillusionment than others. Slate's "Evil List" surveyed dozens of scholars, tech journalists and experts in privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, internet law and more, representing the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Georgetown University Law Center, the Oxford Internet Institute and Columbia University, among many others, to rank the 30 corporations perceived to be the most dangerous.

The resulting list holds significant implications for healthcare. It skews heavily toward U.S. tech giants, many of whom have made significant moves into healthcare in recent years — with Amazon as No. 1 — and also included one health-specific company: 23andMe, at No. 18.

Here is the full list of the most "evil" companies in the world, according to Slate:

1. Amazon

2. Facebook

3. Alphabet

4. Palantir Technologies

5. Uber

6. Apple

7. Microsoft

8. Twitter

9. ByteDance

10. Exxon Mobil

11. Huawei

12. LiveRamp

13. Tencent

14. Tesla

15. Disney

16. Verizon

17. SpaceX

18. 23andMe

19. Oracle

20. 8kun

21. Cloudflare

22. IBM

23. Anduril Industries

24. Airbnb

25. Megvii

26. Vigilant Solutions

27. The Grid

28. Baidu

29. Cellebrite

30. mSpy

Read more about each company's inclusion on the list here.

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