FILE – In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook will appear on the screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat, or the price of the house they checked out last weekend. Other apps know the users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycle and pregnancy status.
Who knows the most people, in many cases, is that data will be shared with someone else: Facebook Inc.
The social media giant will collect intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps are only a few seconds after users enter, even if the user has no connection with Facebook, according to the testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps are often sending the data without any prominent or specific disclosure, the testing showed.
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