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.
Here are links to more information on the stories covered on this show.
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.
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