Search Tag: personal data

Google Acquires Fitbit

2019 11 Nov

Tech giant Google's formal purchase of Fitbit, the world's second largest wearable maker, in a deal worth $2.1 billion, finally put an end to a month of rumours.   In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google's SVP of devices and services, Rick Osterloh, wrote the company sees "an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well... Read more

IT Management

2018 30 Mar

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides better and stronger safeguards for personal data. It will protect all EU citizens and their data. GDPR was implemented in April 2016 and will be enforced in all EU Member States by the end of May 2018. Fines for failure to comply can be as high as €20 million or 4 percent of global turnover.... Read more

Apple Goes 'All-In-One' Healthy

2014 03 Jun

It came as no surprise when Apple announced their entry into the health information business at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), a major development of such nature had been expected for some time. Simply entitled ‘Health’, the innovative app works with the cloud-based health information platform ‘HealthKit’, offering a new kind... Read more

Broadcasting Biology: Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology

2014 03 Jun

Google Glass is not the only technology changing the view of people who embrace new developments in wireless wearables. Devices like Fitbit and Nike’s FuelBand allow users to track health and fitness data via online databases, making it possible to see how many calories have been burned during any given workout. People with chronic diseases like diabetes... Read more