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Apple Health Data Used in Murder Trial

Apple Health Data Used in Murder TrialApple Health Data Used in Murder Trial

German investigators have used data from Apple iOS' built-in Health app as evidence in the investigation of a murder case. Police cracked the suspect's phone with the help of an unnamed Munich company and discovered Health data that corresponded with his reported activity the day of the crimes, which included dragging the victim down a river embankment and climbing back up, Engadget reported. The suspect’s Health app appeared to have registered this last action as two instances of stair climbing, and an officer obtained similar results when replicating the movements of the accused. The Health info (which also included his overall activity levels) was only part of the information investigators collected.

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