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Schumer asks FTC to probe use of fitness data

Sen. Chuck Schumer says data collected from fitness

Sen. Chuck Schumer says data collected from fitness bracelets is being sold to advertisers without consent. (August 11, 2014 8:01 AM)

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(AP) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the use of personal fitness data gathered from bracelets and cell phone applications by the companies that sell them, saying it can be sold to advertisers or others without users' knowledge or consent.

The New York Democrat says there are no federal protections against such privacy intrusions, the companies'...

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