30 Jan Strava Fitness Tracker Reveals Location of Sensitive US Military Bases
The company behind Strava, a popular fitness tracker, had recently been accused of inadvertently revealing the presence of US military in sensitive locations such as conflict zones in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen.
The issue was raised when a 20-year-old Australian student named Nathan Ruser called into question the data shared by the app creators, which is a report on the GPS heatmap of their users’ exercise locations.
Ruser found that the visualization provided by Strava showed activity in American structures in various parts of the world, such as bases, airstrips, patrol routes, perimeters, and known unpopulated areas such as deserts in Yemen.
Source: Huffington Post