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Strava’s fitness tracker heatmap reveals more than exercise routes

Jan 28, 2018 @ 9pm ()

A seemingly obvious side effect to a fitness app that uses GPS data to track users progress, Strava’s global heatmap show’s more than just exercise routes.

In November 2017, Strava released their global heatmap which illustrates the popularity of running and biking routes throughout the world. Unfortunately for national security, their maps also may show regular patrol routes at military bases overseas.

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