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You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook. - WSJ
These are profound violations of trust and privacy.

> 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.
> Flo Health Inc.’s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker, which claims 25 million active users, told Facebook when a user was having her period or informed the app of an intention to get pregnant, the tests showed.
> Real-estate app, owned by Move Inc., a subsidiary of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp , sent the social network the location and price of listings that a user viewed, noting which ones were marked as favorites, the tests showed.
> None of those apps provided users any apparent way to stop that information from being sent to Facebook.

Via [Daring Fireball](
february 2019 by thingles
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