Fitness tracking company, Strava has been revealing sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world.
The details were released 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.
Amazingly this 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.
Users can use this app on various devices including smartphones and fitness trackers like Fitbit to see popular running routes in major cities or to spot individuals in more remote areas who have unusual exercise patterns.
Recently military analysts noticed that the map is also detailed enough that it potentially gives away extremely sensitive information about a military personnel on active service that uses these Apps.
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