Moves changes privacy policy following Facebook acquisition

Social media giant, Facebook, has been going on a tangent to buy out other companies, such as WhatsApp, Oculus, and most recently Moves. With Facebook changing some of their policies recently, the popular fitness app has followed suit and changed their terms of use and privacy policies. 

The information they collect as stated in their privacy policy includes: Accelerometer samples, Wi-Fi network IDs, activity data, and places you identify in the Moves app. They state that the main purpose of their service "is to provide you with an easy way to track how and where you move in your everyday life," and that this data is sent over a secure connection.

They also collect cookies, and other personally identifiable files. The company says that "Third parties may also use cookies to collect information about your activities on our website." Further, they may share data with their Affiliates(including Facebook.) The company also states that if they sell, merge, or go bankrupt, they may disclose and transfer personally identifiable information to the company that acquires them.

Though this is a bit startling after Facebook, who hasn't had a liked past with their privacy policies, they have added in their new policy that you may download the data they collect when you log onto the Moves website, and may also choose to delete your account as well as your information if you do not approve of their changed privacy policy.

Source: Moves | Image via Google

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ZipZapRap said,

Nope. Try again

Better than Google? Sure. That's what I implied.

Who's the better safer alternate that you're speaking of? Your reply here doesn't make any sense. At all. Not even a bit.

Nashy said,

Who's the better safer alternate that you're speaking of?

Real life :p

But in all seriousness, any other fitness app that doesn't sell my data onwards for ads (like Runtastic for instance, or Fitbit).

I don't trust FB nor Google, not sure why that is a problem.

ZipZapRap said,

Real life :p

But in all seriousness, any other fitness app that doesn't sell my data onwards for ads (like Runtastic for instance, or Fitbit).

I don't trust FB nor Google, not sure why that is a problem.

I didn't say it was a problem. Stop getting so defensive when you're questioned. If you don't like being questioned, don't put your opinion in public.

Do you KNOW they don't sell your data, or do you assume it just because there is no story on Neowin about it?

Nashy said,

Stop getting so defensive when you're questioned. If you don't like being questioned, don't put your opinion in public.

lolwut?? there's a reason I added a smiley in. Calm down, Padawan.

ZipZapRap said,
Facebook = Google

stuff that, just like Google, I'll just end up using alternative services

Woah, why are you getting jumped on so hard because of your opinion? Google and Facebook are some of the biggest offenders for data collection among tech companies. Everyone knows that. But people are jumping on you for saying you like to use other companies =). Lol

Scabrat said,

Woah, why are you getting jumped on so hard because of your opinion? Google and Facebook are some of the biggest offenders for data collection among tech companies. Everyone knows that. But people are jumping on you for saying you like to use other companies =). Lol

Yeah I know it's pretty funny :)
All good though, it's just the internet! Rule 1: never take it seriously/personally :)

I wonder what Mark Zuckerberg is going to do with all the information about everybody and everything. I don't trust him.

i believe some insurance company would love to have the data, so they could add even more reasons to increases your premium.