Fitbit to Change Policies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some tekkie types who want their bodies to be as fit as their minds use the wearable device Fitbit to keep track of their movements in the gym and other places where they work out. But A U.S. Senator is calling Fitbit out for helping other companies keep track of users.

Charles Schumer of New York had asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the policy of selling the data received from such fitness monitors and the apps that are linked to them.

After the complaint, Fitbit says it has changed its practice of selling out such personal data to advertisers. Schumer says that the makers of other tracking devices should follow suit.

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