'Moves' app changes privacy policy shortly after Facebook buys it

Moves changes privacy policy after Facebook acquisition

Facebook Privacy PolicyFacebook is taking over the world, one acquisition at a time.  Its newest purchase is fitness tracking app Moves, which tracks user movements and determines whether users are walking, running, biking, or driving. Days after the acquisition, Moves changed its privacy policy, raising instant concerns.

Moves’ original privacy policy stated the company would not disclose data to third parties without legal obligation or consent, and their company announcement stated there would be no “comingling of data” after the acquisition.

Despite that claim, 11 days later they swiftly changed their privacy policy to allow the app to “share information, including personally identifying information, with our affiliates (companies that are part of our corporate groups of companies, including but not limited to Facebook).”

Implications of the acquisition

With the acquisition of Moves, Facebook can use your offline, daily routine to send you targeted advertisements online. While Moves was a very useful and beautiful app, we at Abine suggest avoiding using apps acquired by Facebook, more http://www.abine.com/blog/2014/moves-changes-privacy-policy-for-fac...

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