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Friday, February 23, 2018

Fitness trackers have revealed the US military bases


Experts have discovered on the map app Strava military bases of several countries, including the United States. The movement of troops to the places of dislocation was given fitness trackers and mobile gadgets, writes The Verge.


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In November 2017, the fitness app Strava, which allows owners to track the distance traveled with the help of satellite data, published a map with information about the movements of users millions of devices.

The Internet has seen unusual activity in war zones, including Syria and Afghanistan. There, far from settlements and other places where they can be used in fitness trackers, users found the repetitive routes that will likely move military patrols.

For example, the user Nathan Ruser writes that Strava has published a global map, which looks nice, but presents a problem for the secrecy of operations. “US bases are easy to identify,” he concludes.

Released their Strava global heatmap. 13 trillion GPS points from their users (turning off data sharing is an option). https://t.co/hA6jcxfBQI … It looks very pretty, but not amazing for Op-Sec. US Bases are clearly identifiable and mappable pic.twitter.com/rBgGnOzasq

— Nathan Ruser (@Nrg8000) 27 Jan 2018

User Mr Ghostly shared her observation by writing that the U.S. air base built in 2016 near the village of Thabit, 35 km South of Kobane, to support Democratic forces in Syria against ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).

US airbase build in 2016, near the village of Sabit, 35 km south of Kobani, to support SDF operations against ISIS: https://t.co/lkO2XhDwH8 pic.twitter.com/rHwZvAv5tl

— Mr Ghostly (@Mr_Ghostly) 28 Jan 2018

“That’s positions around Mosul. (or is it the locals who run circles around their homes),” the quips Tobias Schneider.

So much cool stuff to be done. Outposts around Mosul (or locals who enjoy running in close circles around their houses): pic.twitter.com/wHItJwYUUI

— Tobias Schneider (@tobiaschneider) 27 Jan 2018

According to its users, the US bases, most noticeable on the map. In addition, talking about the activity, probably, the Russian and Turkish military in Syria.

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