Watch OUT: How Fitness Trackers Can Help You to Discover Military Bases

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A fitness tracking app allows its users to share their running routes and puts at risks the security bases around the world.

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Strava fitness heatmap

Strava, a fitness tracking platform for Fitbits, Jawbones and Garmin devices, has a major security flaw.

At the end of 2017, Strava posted a world heatmap of all the activity recorded through the fitness tracking service.

They collected a lot of data about user activity, routines, and locations, But it wasn’t just the boring info about your neighbors – it appears to be the locations of some military bases.

The Falkland Islands and RAF Mount Pleasant:

Source: CNN

Baidoa Airport in Somalia:

Source: CNN

Generally, the map shows highly populated areas, but you also can notice remote zones, which are darker.

Small lights in some zones appeared to be military bases and secret locations.

North and South Korea:

Turkish patrol N of Manbij:

FOBs in Afghanistan:

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