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This is despicable.



Sam Schechner and Mark Secada writing for The Wall Street Journal

In the Journal's testing, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, the most popular heart-rate app on Apple's iOS, made by California-based Azumio Inc., sent a user's heart rate to Facebook immediately after it was recorded.


Flo Health Inc.'s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker, which claims 25 million active users, told Facebook when a user was having her period or informed the app of an intention to get pregnant, the tests showed.


Real-estate app, owned by Move Inc., a subsidiary of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp, sent the social network the location and price of listings that a user viewed, noting which ones were marked as favorites, the tests showed.

One thing the article didn't doesn't explain is, what do the apps get out of this? Do they get paid by Facebook for each piece of data they send? If not, why do they do it? Is it just negligence about what the SDK is doing?


I hope Shortcuts adds more actions for Apple Notes.


We finished watching Russian Doll last night. We binged the entire season in 2 nights, it was a great show. Definitely worth checking out if you're looking for something interesting to watch.


Disney 2019

More photos from our Disney World Trip



Scott Gilmore writing for Maclean's:

That is what citizens are complaining about today. They were asked to help save a child and this irritated them. In small towns, when a child goes missing everyone knocks on doors and wakes each other up and searches all night. Because in a community people look out for each other, they understand the duty we owe our neighbours. They recognize that if you want to live in a town that protects its children, occasionally you have to get up, go outside, and help.