That mental health app might share your data without telling you
Saturday, 20 April 2019 Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports. This study is the latest to highlight the potential risks of entrusting sensitive health information to our phones.
Though most of the easily-found depression or smoking cessation apps in the Android and iOS stores share data, only a fraction of them actually disclose this. The findings add to a string of worrying revelations about what apps are doing with the health information we entrust to them. For instance, a Wall Street Journal investigation recently revealed the period tracking app Flo shared users’ period dates and...
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita G. Fox alerted consumers to a data breach affecting Inmediata Health Group, which provides..
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