Nathan Ruser, an Australian university student, tweeted that a fitness application revealed the locations of military sites in Syria and other places. He was not expecting much response to his tweet. However, this grabbed a high amount of attention. The news alarmed security experts who said hostile entities could gain valuable intelligence from the Strave app’s global “heat map”. This includes locations of secret bases and the movements of military personnel.
Ruser looked over Syria on Strava’s map, which is based on location data from millions of users, including military personnel, who share their exercise activity. He stated that the area “lit up with those U.S. bases.”
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