Strava’s fitness tracker heat map reveals the location of military bases

Strava, a social network for bragging about how much you work out, turns out to be also a national security risk:

Nathan Ruser, a member of the Institute for United Conflict Analysts, pointed out on Twitter that it’s easy to look at the map and cross-reference it with the locations of known military installations, or pick out potential installations in combat zones based on the data from users using the app. He posted several screenshots that he theorized were regular jogging routes, patrols, and locations of forward operating bases in Afghanistan.

Hopefully our military learns its lesson and stops working out!


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