01 Feb US Military to Review Consumer Wearable Tech Use After Strava Incident
A US Military press office told the Washington Post that it will be refining rules on apps and devices such as Strava in light of the privacy incident the fitness tracker had caused last week.
The company behind Strava inadvertently revealed the location of US military personnel around the world who were using their app. On behalf of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State, a spokesperson for the Central Command press office in Kuwait added that such apps and devices will not be allowed in certain sites during certain activities.
It is said that Strava had been criticized for not paying attention to privacy even before, and even users who had enabled the enhanced privacy option still had their data fed to public heat maps.