Apple Watch most secure, privacy-conscious wearables, says study

Apple Watch most secure, privacy-conscious wearables, says study

A new study that compared the security of user data as transmitted by the short-range Bluetooth used by the leading fitness and health wearables has found, as one headline writer summed it up, that “every fitness tracker but [the Apple Watch] is a privacy nightmare.” The report, done by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and Canadian privacy-rights group Open Effect, tested eight wearables and found that all — apart from the Apple Watch — leaked Bluetooth data that could be read nearby….

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