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Menstruation Tracking App Maya Leaked Women’s Period and Sexual Activity Data to Facebook

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Women-focused app Maya has been sharing sensitive data about the menstrual, emotional and sexual health of its users with Facebook, according to a leading privacy watchdog.

Maya would share data with Facebook as soon as the app was installed, without even waiting for the user to read the privacy policy.

The data included information about the commencement of their periods, their mood, sexual activity and the use of contraceptives.

After Maya was outed, it removed the core Facebook software and the analytics software responsible for leaking the data and targeting ads at women.

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