SHOW #42 (January 18, 2015)
IS YOUR FITNESS TRACKER SPYING ON YOU?
Also: Update on measles outbreak, Still Alice highlights early-onset Alzheimer’s, banks want to robocall customers cellphones, dogs that bite and Consumer Reports rates smartphones.
 

         
     
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Wearable health trackers are all the rage. These wearable monitors can track and record everything from footsteps to pulse and heart rate. This can be a very useful tool, but the collection and sharing of this personal data – often without the wearers knowledge – raises some serious privacy concerns.

My guest, Alvaro Bedoya, is Executive Director of the Center on Privacy &Technology at Georgetown Law.

Here are some articles on the subject:

CDC: Why Are Childhood Vaccines So Important?

The new movie Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore is based on Lisa Genova's novel about a linguistics professor with early-onset (also called younger-onset) Alzheimer's disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association has a variety of resources for families living with this disease, including support groups and a 24/7 Help Line: 800-272-3900.

TODAY.com: Robocallers Are Coming After Your Cellphone

A 5-year old boy in Silverdale was seriously mauled and critically injured this week by two Rottweiler dogs staying at his home. (Read story on KOMONews.com).

Consumer Reports is out with its latest ratings of smartphones and the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and the S 5 Active take the top spot.

I will be joining Tom and Don from KOMO’s Real Money Radio at their retirement seminar on February 14 in Bellevue.
Click here for details and tickets.


 

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