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Why the FBI’s fitness app probably wasn’t made to spy on you

Why the FBI’s fitness app probably wasn’t made to spy on you

a week ago
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https://tech.newstatesman.com/security/fbi-fitness-app-probably-wasnt-made-to-spy-on-you

This week, the FBI had a message for Americans cooped-up in quarantine. It decided to jump on the home fitness bandwagon to promote its app, the imaginatively named “FBI’s Physical Fitness Test App”, that lets you “learn what it’s like to train like an agent”. 

The tweet provoked many raised eyebrows, with people quick to point out the extensive permissions required if you download it on an Android device, including precise location data, shared data storage, access to your full network, network connections, WiFi connections, and call history.