December 19, 2016

Corporations using fitness gadgets to spy on you

The Sun UK - Gadgets to help you lose weight are being used by private companies to track you and could have terrible consequences in the future, experts have warned.

They claim companies’ unprecedented access to smartwatches and fitness band data could eventually bump up your insurance premium, affect your job and even lead to your identity being stolen. Achieving 10,000 steps a day is one of the gold standards when it comes to a healthy lifestyle , but a new study suggests people shouldn’t despair if they don’t reach it Alamy 2 Achieving 10,000 steps a day is one of the gold standards when it comes to a healthy lifestyle , but a new study suggests people shouldn’t despair if they don’t reach it

A report by the Centre for Digital Democracy warned that all wearable gadgets posed serious privacy and security risks.

American manufacturers could be feeding information it collects from gadgets that monitor your heart rate, sleep pattern, calorie consumption and stress levels to private healthcare and insurance companies, it stated.

This information can make these companies mega-bucks in targeted advertising.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

I walk 10 miles a day and would never wear one of those stupid things. Of course I do not carry a cell phone either so the drones have to actually find me.