Some Fitness Apps Are Selling Your Data To Companies
Sep 04, 2013 11:48
Do you have a fitness app installed on your phone? According to a report, the information fitness app users provide to their binary running buddies isn't nearly as private as users may have hoped. The apps could be selling the information you provide them to companies that might use it to discriminate against you.
According to the Daily Mail, a new report on mobile app privacy found that the top 20 fitness apps sell user data to over 70 companies, including insurance providers.
The Evidon study found that information from MapMyRun, which allows joggers to record the length and pace of their running, is passed on to third parties.
Data was passed to 11 different firms, including advertising companies, some of which are subsidiaries of Google, and other digital analytics and tracking groups.
But is this a small price to pay for a virtual coach? What do you think?
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