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These Apps Reportedly Shared Sensitive Personal Information With Facebook

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Gladys Wiggins
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Sometimes, Facebook isn’t the one you should blame for privacy violations involving Facebook.

For example, an investigation by the Wall Street Journal found 11 popular apps that routinely transmit potentially sensitive personal data like body weight and menstrual cycles to Facebook—sometimes in violation of the social network’s own guidelines.

At issue is an analytics tool that Facebook offers to developers called App Events.

For some reason, the paper decided to only identify five of the apps by name.

Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor - Transmitted heart rate data.

Meditation app Breethe - Shared the email address users used to log in to the app and the name of the meditations the user completed.

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