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All the scary ways health apps are using your data

Is fitness tech counting steps — or overstepping? Last week, Twitter users flew into a panic after learning that Google is acquiring Fitbit, the trendy fitness-tracking watch, for $2.1 billion. The freakout centered on user data — specifically, Fitbit users’ concerns that their exercise, food, weight and sleep data would become less secure. Although Fitbit said in a press release that it will “never sell” personal information, and promised that “Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads,” users are skeptical. see also Google enters wearables market with $2.1 billion Fitbit deal ...