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Almost all popular health apps are harvesting user data

June 17, 2021

Via: TechRadar

An analysis of more than 20,000 mobile health apps on the Google Play Store reveals that a majority of them collect and track user data.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal, set out to investigate the type of data that mobile health apps collect in order to assess the privacy risks. Some of the apps in the study, including symptom checker and menstruation tracker tools, require users to disclose sensitive health information.

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