Strava says military users should opt out of heatmap feature to avoid revealing secret army base locations

Military personal who used the fitness app Strava have unwittingly contributed to revealing the location of secret army bases around the world. Strava published a “heatmap” of global user activity in November, and from this data visualization the location of secret military bases was accidentally exposed. The company argues that the information had already been made public by users who chose to share their location data. It goes on to suggest that military users might want to consider opting out of the heatmap feature of the iOS and Android app. See also: Ahead of GDPR laws, Facebook publishes privacy principles… [Continue Reading]