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Fitness Tracking App Reveals Military Map Data

The fitness tracking app Strava, which works with smartphones and wearable devices like Fitbits, helps users track and share their runs on a map. But military analysts have recently noticed that a public heat map of the app’s compiled data reveals potentially sensitive military data about bases and spy outposts.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Adam Rawnsley (@arawnsley) of The Daily Beast about the story.

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