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# 208728 25-Feb-2017 07:47
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By default, Fitbit used to display people's names as their firstname followed by first letter of lastname, eg. "Eric B".

 

That was good-enough anonymity for most people, it seems, although some entered specific nicknames.

 

 

A few days ago, the Fitbit user groups suddenly starting displaying most people's full names, eg. "Eric The Half A Bee".

 

 

Not everyone in the U.S. is happy about that:

 

 

https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Fitbit-com-Dashboard/Full-names-are-now-showing-for-friends/m-p/1836501#M63452

 

 

and it may be a problem for the NZ Privacy Commissioner too?

 


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  # 1726018 25-Feb-2017 08:31
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Fortunately I never gave them my real name in the first place - my general rule is to only give details to companies that actually need them. Seems like that was a good policy :)


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