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Fitness and health apps may be sharing the most private details about your life

Do you use an app to help you count steps? Or does your company offer an app to monitor your health?

Nearly every facet of our lives can be tracked now, but they can be detrimental to your privacy. Some health apps are reevaluating their relationships with Facebook FB, -0.70% after a Wall Street Journal report revealed they send sensitive personal details to the social media platform without users knowing, underscoring the privacy risks with such apps.

HIPAA regulations that require patient-doctor confidentiality do not apply to wearable devices or the data they collect, making any device or app that monitors health information risky.

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