Fitness trackers are changing online privacy -- and it's time to pay attention

Al Sacco

Wearables and fitness trackers undeniably shine a new light on the challenge of securing all of the information we allow our devices to collect. It may be time to think differently about privacy and the way you use tracking device in the future — but it's not time to panic, either.

"I don't think you need to go to extremes. Take basic precautions," Haley says. "Use a good password. Don't have things [like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth] turned on if they don't need to be. Don't make [your device] personally identifiable. Don't share info on social media sites...Those are the simple things that go a long way.

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