Garmin Connect Exposes Data

Google Chrome.png

In the trend of social-media-sites sharing people’s data, The Register is running an article that points out that the Garmin Connect website makes ride data public by default. What’s the big deal? Well potentially (since you don’t have to log in to see the rides posted on Garmin Connect) a burglar could look for people in their area who always ride at the same time, and burgle their house.

I’m not sure this is a really huge issue, after all most people are working during the day, so not really home anyhow, but it’s another good reminder that if you don’t want the world to know what you’re doing, don’t tell the ‘net. And check your privacy settings on any social tool you use before you start sharing data.