(THE SUN) — GADGETS to help you lose weight are being used by private companies to track you and could have terrible consequences in the future, experts have warned.
They claim companies’ unprecedented access to smartwatches and fitness band data could eventually bump up your insurance premium, affect your job and even lead to your identity being stolen.
A report by the Centre for Digital Democracy warned that all wearable gadgets posed serious privacy and security risks.
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American manufacturers could be feeding information it collects from gadgets that monitor your heart rate, sleep pattern, calorie consumption and stress levels to private healthcare and insurance companies, it stated.