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US military reviewing security practices after fitness app reveals sensitive info

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The US Central Command says it’s in the process of refining its privacy policies after it was reported that a fitness tracking app that maps people’s exercise habits could pose security risks for security forces around the world. Strava, which bills itself as “the social network for athletes” and allows its users to share their running routes, released a newly updated global heatmap last November. But experts and keen observers have recently realized its potential to reveal location patterns of security forces working out at military bases in remote locations.

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