1/22/2020
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Menstrual cycle-tracking apps and other so-called femtech collect personal information that can include sexual activity, reproductive goals, miscarriage history and menopause status, and there's no guarantee such information will not be shared with data brokers or other third parties, according to results from a Consumer Reports Digital Lab analysis. Shared personal data could affect app users' ability to obtain life insurance or lead to higher premiums on insurance, higher interest rates on loans or workplace discrimination, says Consumer Reports senior counsel Dena Mendelsohn.

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