Around the Net

Facebook Buys Moves Health And Fitness App

Facebook has announced the purchase of the Moves app, developed by Finnish start-up ProtoGeo. It runs in the background on an Android or iOS smartphone measuring the owner's activity. Apple described it as the "surprise hit" of 2013. To date the app has been downloaded 4m times. ProtoGeo moved quickly to dispel privacy fears, claiming it would act as a standalone app and would not "comingle data with Facebook." WhatsApp, bought by Facebook earlier this year, was forced to issue a similar statement this week to counter data privacy concerns.

Read the whole story at The Guardian »

Next story loading loading..