Many Popular Mobile Health, Fitness Apps Pose Risks to Consumer Privacy, Study Finds
A new study by California-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse finds that many of the most popular mobile health and fitness applications carry "considerable privacy risks for users." According to the study, no-cost mobile health apps pose greater privacy risks than paid apps.
- "Big Brother in our Health and Fitness Apps" (Slabodkin, FierceMobile Healthcare, 7/16).
- "Privacy Advocates Call Out Mobile Health Developers for 'Abysmal' Security Protections" (Heussner, GigaOM, 7/16).
- "Weigh Loss of Privacy Against Benefit of Health Apps, Group Says" (Conn, "Vital Signs," Modern Healthcare, 7/17).