Fitness apps help us keep track of our health, but they’re also a privacy nightmare. If you’re not careful with how you use it, it can even put you in danger.

In this video we explore how they leak all kinds of information about us, how malicious actors scrape data from these apps to target people’s locations, and we look at their hidden settings that you might not realize are turned on.

00:00 Intro
01:05 Overview
01:34 Strava
3:03 Jack Rhysider’s home address EXPOSED
05:41 Military Bases EXPOSED
07:35 Honey Pots for Scraping User Data
08:51 CREEPIEST feature of all!
10:34 Current State of Fitness Trackers
13:03 What Can We Do
16:19 Conclusion

We can still have cool things, without normalizing data collection. If companies are going to collect all of our data, it’s time we start holding them accountable when they don’t protect that data or are reckless with how they use it. We need to start telling companies that privacy is important, and maybe they’ll start to listen.

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Recommended Books:

Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Samsung note 10 –
iPhone XR –
Pixel 6a –

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!

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