One woman’s Fitbit just decided a criminal case

Interesting case… yes, having a lot of data available is great and lets us do many things but it also makes us very transparent. Now, we can say, if we don’t have anything to hide, why would we care? But maybe, one day, we would need to hide something, maybe to protect someone else…? How far should we go collecting data and how far can authorities go? An interesting debate…

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Never lie while wearing a Fitbit.

That’s one of several takeaways from a recent case in which a woman who claimed to have been pulled out of her bed and sexually assaulted was put on probation after her fitness tracker proved that she was awake and active at the time.

In a recent report on Today, authorities confirmed that the Fitbit was a key piece of evidence in figuring out exactly what happened when a Pennsylvania woman issued a report claiming that she had been sexually assaulted.

“The Fitbit made all the difference,” said Pennsylvania district attorney Craig Stedman. It wasn’t the only piece of evidence that the authorities were examining, but it ended up being the deciding factor in the case.

In order to see exactly how much police might be able to learn from just having access to fitness tracker information, Today’s national investigative correspondent…

Read the entire article from BGR here: One woman’s Fitbit just decided a criminal case

 



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