Some users forgo Fitbits following Google acquisition

Some Fitbit users are leaving their devices behind after hearing the company would be acquired by Google, according to CNBC.

Google announced Nov. 1 that it would be purchasing Fitbit. Despite the tech giant saying it wouldn't sell users' data, some people are still weary about the deal.

"I'm not only afraid of what they can do with the data currently, but what they can do with it once their AI advances in 10 or 20 years," one former Fitbit user told CNBC. "Health insurance companies would love to get their hands on that data and their purposes wouldn't be advertising so is that what they are going to do with it? They didn't spend the money to not utilize it in some way."

Google did not respond to CNBC's requests for comment.

Other Fitbit users took to Twitter to express their concerns over the Google acquisition.

"With the new of the acquisition of your company, I intend to sell my Fitbit and delete my account," one person tweeted. "I like your product and have enjoyed it many years, but I value my privacy much, much more. The aggregation of data possible makes me extremely uncomfortable."

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