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« on: January 30, 2018, 04:05:18 pm »

Strava's fitness tracking map reveals sensitive information about U.S. troops and foreign bases

The company's Global Heat Map called a 'clear security threat' for inadvertently showing troop activities overseas.

The Pentagon has been interested in fitness trackers since it distributed Fitbits to U.S. troops in 2013. Unfortunately, now they will have a different concern as online fitness tracking has created a global map filled with potentially damaging and sensitive information about U.S. installations abroad. What started as a tool to help users get fit and stay fit has become a matter of national security.

At least that's what international security analyst and expert Tobias Schneider thinks. The Washington Post reports that Strava's Global Heatmap, an aggregate worldwide map of where and how we use our fitness trackers, includes information from U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East in sensitive installations.



The Global Heatmap was published in 2017, but the security oversight was only recently noticed. Now that it's come to light (pardon the pun) people are zooming i...

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