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To: coloradan
In the Journal’s testing, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, the most popular heart-rate app on Apple’s iOS, made by California-based Azumio Inc., sent a user’s 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.

11 posted on 02/23/2019 7:48:32 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thank you. (The article was behind a paywall for me.)

Seems like Facebook is really trying to be evil here.


31 posted on 02/23/2019 10:55:14 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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