In the Journals testing, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, the most popular heart-rate app on Apples iOS, made by California-based Azumio Inc., sent a users heart rate to Facebook immediately after it was recorded.
Other apps listed in the article: "Flo Health Inc.s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker" (tells facebook about ovulation events and intent to get pregnant); realtor.com tells about houses you've expressed interest in (which also gives clues about your financial status);
Facebook provides a helpful software development kit to app developers, which as a byproduct apparently results in info being sent to Facebook.
posted on 02/23/2019 7:48:32 AM PST
("Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire)
Thank you. (The article was behind a paywall for me.)
Seems like Facebook is really trying to be evil here.
posted on 02/23/2019 10:55:14 AM PST
(The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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