Facebook will only use Moves data to build app
By having all your Moves data, Facebook will be able to assist the small Moves development team to maintain and enhance the fitness tracking software.
Facebook added that it has “no plans” to merge your Moves personal data with your FAceboook account, so rest assured there will be no fitness-focus targeted ads hitting your Facebook Feed due to Moves data.
Following the new Facebook has acquired the Moves fitness tracking service, users were very concerned what would happen to their personal data.
The company immediately tried to soothe its userbase with a blog post outlining that Moves would continue to operate as a separate entity from the social media giant.
“The Moves experience will continue to operate as a standalone app, and there are no plans to change that or commingle data with Facebook”, read the company’s blog post after the acquisition was announced.
It has only been two weeks since the acquisition was announced and no doubt users will be a little perplexed why Moves couldn’t keep Facebook away from its users’ data like it originally outlined.
Facebook’s official statement on the matter comes from The Verge, which despite claiming Facebook and Moves are two separate entities, also revealed the two could share data obtained through the Moves app.
“Commingling, or merging, data would allow us to identify Moves users who are also Facebook users – we have no plans to do that. In other words, Facebook is not adding Moves user data to a Facebook user’s Facebook account. But, Facebook will be providing support and services to the Moves app and to be able to do this, we have to have access to the data that Moves already collects from its users – which is “sharing” data.”
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