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Sunday August 10, 2014

Senator Warns Fitbit Is a 'Privacy Nightmare'

Senator Chuck Schummer is worried about the privacy concerns associated with FitBit fitness trackers in particular and smartphone apps in general. The Senator issued a statement today pushing for federal protection against unauthorized information collection and third party sales.

In his statement, the senator called on the Federal Trade Commission to require companies to notify consumers if their fitness and location data could be sold to third parties آ— and to allow users to opt-out of these deals.