Wearables Can Be Used to Track User Whereabouts, Researchers Say

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Whither wearables? Well...

Fitbit shares have taken a spanking  and keep on tanking. Investors must have done some major panting today, weathering a double-digit dip due to diminished first-quarter guidance. And more bad press today from the San Francisco Chronicle: The paper reports the Fitbit Charge and other wearables have some 'splainin' to do when it comes to privacy, as the products can "be used to surveil" the wearer's movements.  And what's worse for some of the major brands, "Only the Apple Watch properly protected users against tracking," the Chron said.

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