28 August 2018

As students returned to town for the start of the Fall semester, we were glad to be able to get the word about our USENIX Security’18 paper that exposes the potential privacy risks of fitness trackers. Heather Schlitz of The Daily Illini, our campus newspaper, wrote a piece up about the work urging students to think before they post their exercise online. Additionally, [Jodi Heckel] of The News-Gazette wrote up a column on fitness trackers. We hear that Jodi has the ear of the jogging community around Champaign-Urbana, so we were particular excited about the long and detailed piece she released about our research. We hope that these articles will help athletes to better understand the privacy and safety risks of fitness trackers before they post workouts online.