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mpicpp (3454017) writes "Google is planning to release a new product called Google Fit that will aggregate health data from various devices and apps, according to a report Thursday from Forbes. Fit will use available APIs to pull biometric information together into one place, but it's unclear whether it will be a standalone app or part of the Android OS. Reports of Fit come on the heels of Apple's announcement of HealthKit in iOS 8, a system that also interacts with apps and APIs to curate and present health data like steps walked, calories consumed, and heart rates logged. Fit also follows the announcement of Sami, Samsung's health platform for culling health-related info."
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Google Fit To Curate Steps, Calories, Heart Rate, Other Biometric Data

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 14, 2014 @04:02AM (#47235281)

    ...the more tailored offers they can make for you.

  • Re:Fuck Google (Score:3, Insightful)

    by fazig (2909523) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @04:32AM (#47235331)
    EULA: You agree that Google may transfer, store, and/or share your User Data with third party organizations, like health insurance companies.
  • by MindPrison (864299) on Saturday June 14, 2014 @04:32AM (#47235333) Journal
    ...would love this.

    Imagine them getting access to everything about your health, they wouldn't need to get it from a doctor, so they could make their own assessment of your current health status and habits, thus increasing the price of your insurance, or denying it altogether.
  • Re:Fuck Google (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 14, 2014 @05:28AM (#47235391)

    Yes, I don't use Gmail. Yes, I block Facebook and Google's script library. Yes, it breaks pages because stupid webmasters needlessly make their pages dependent on a third party server. Yes, my phone uses a custom ROM, is rooted and Google services are not installed. It doesn't matter. Google has most of my email because it has all of yours [mako.cc]. Google has my picture, my address, my phone numbers and basically everything else, because other people give it to them. Just like the Indians who accepted trinkets in return for real value, it's not those people who are doing evil. Google needs a new motto.

  • Re:Sure (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 14, 2014 @09:05AM (#47235905)

    Dream on.

    Of course it's going to their servers. Almost all software built now from multiplayer games to logging exercise data uses someone else's servers. It's how things are now, because very few people mind, and there's a big financial upside to the companies involved by having the control and the data-mining capability.

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