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After only 11 days, ‘Moves’ abandons promise, starts sharing all data with Facebook

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On April 24, Facebook purchased the company behind fitness tracking app Moves for an undisclosed sum, effectively thrusting the social network into the fitness tracking market. As a result, people were worried that data on Moves would be commingled with Facebook. Moves allayed those concerns on its website, in emails to its users, and in a direct reply to a concerned user on Twitter. Less than two weeks later, and its talking a different story.

On May 5, Moves completely shifted its stance. It has updated its terms of service and privacy policy, allowing it to share data (what you thought was your data) with Facebook.

Under the new privacy policy, Moves can share user data with affiliates, which include Facebook:

“We may share information, including personally identifying information, with our Affiliates (companies that are part of our corporate groups of companies, including but not limited to Facebook) to help provide, understand, and improve our Services.”

Dozens of users took to Twitter and Facebook to express their displeasure: 

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