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Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.
The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to record their exercise and share it with others.
The map, released in November 2017, shows every single activity ever uploaded to Strava – more than 3 trillion individual GPS data points, according to the company. The app can be used on various devices including smartphones and fitness trackers like Fitbit to see popular running routes in major cities, or spot individuals in more remote areas who have unusual exercise patterns.
Everyone forgets the little things like this, and worries about the big things.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Irishhaf
They're busy freaking out over the ADS-B requirement for aircraft, and being able to track military aircraft, that they completely forgot to worry about things like this. Everyone forgets the little things like this, and worries about the big things.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Zaphod58
My chain of command published a new policy about electronic device use the other day, and it singled out fitness devices that have location trackers. In addition to telling everyone to disable location services on all devices.