GPS data stored by fitness app Strava reveal locations of secret military bases

GPS data stored by fitness app Strava reveal locations of secret military bases

GPS data stored by fitness app Strava reveal locations of secret military bases

GPS data of users' activities stored by mobile fitness app Strava have been found to contain detailed locations of the UK's most secretive military bases, including Sandhurst academy and GCHQ.

GPS locations and jogging routes of Strava app users, if not marked private, can be accessed by anyone, including enemy states and those intent on gathering information on military activities.

The fact that Strava app users can view jogging tracks and detailed GPS locations of other athletes and users isn't unique to the app. As long as joggers and fitness enthusiasts mark their routes and exercise locations as public, their location data will be shared by the app with the rest of its users, thereby letting users share their experiences and discuss new routines.

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