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The Wall Street Journal: Some popular health apps stop sending personal data to Facebook

Popular health and fitness apps scrambled to stop sending sensitive personal information to Facebook Inc. after The Wall Street Journal reported Friday many were transmitting detailed information about topics including their users’ weight and menstrual cycles.

Since Friday, at least four of the apps that the Journal had identified and contacted as part of its reporting issued updates to cut off transmission of sensitive data to Facebook FB, +1.16% , a new round of testing showed Sunday. The apps that made the change include Flo Health Inc.’s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker and Azumio Inc.’s Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, the tests showed.

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