Motion-Tracking App Moves Said it Wouldn’t Share Your Data with Facebook, But it’s Going to Anyway

By: Nathan Ingraham | The Verge

A few weeks ago, Facebook purchased the company behind fitness-tracking app Moves — and as is often the case when Facebook snaps up a company, Moves users were immediately concerned about what might happen to their data. The company tried to head that off in its blog post announcing the acquisition, saying “the Moves experience will continue to operate as a standalone app, and there are no plans to change that or commingle data with Facebook.”

However, in less than two weeks, the company has already gone back on that promise. As noted by The Wall Street Journal, Moves updated its privacy policy last night to state that it may share user data (including personally identifying information) with other companies, “including but not limited to Facebook.” (The earlier privacy policy can be viewed here.) That sounds an awful lot like the “commingling” that the company said it was looking to avoid. While Moves is a relatively small app, it comes at a time when Facebook’s many recent acquisitions are sparking concerns about what the world might look like as the company integrates itself further and further into users’ lives.

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