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Daily Dashboard | Google acquires Fitbit for $2.1B Related reading: A view from DC: Is protecting kids worth the tradeoffs?



PBS NewsHour reports on the acquisition by Google of health tracker Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Though Google said that "privacy and security are paramount" and that it would not use health data for advertisements, some advocacy groups, including Patient Privacy Rights and Consumer Reports, have raised some privacy concerns with the purchase. Deborah Peel, founder of Patient Privacy Rights, said, "Health data is the most valuable of all." In a news release, Google Senior Vice President of Devices and Services Rick Osterloh said, "We understand this is a big responsibility and we work hard to protect your information, put you in control and give you transparency about your data."
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