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Fitness App's 'Anonymized' Data Dump Accidentally Reveals Military Bases ...

But researchers have discovered that an “anonymized” data dump released by Strava last year has accidentally revealed Sensitive locations, including US Military bases around the world.

The user data was released in November as a “ 2017 heatmap ,” showing over 1 billion activities, including 13 trillion GPS datapoints.

And it’s clear from the pink paths that those people were, perhaps, running laps around an airfield in Somalia, a country where the US is sending more and more troops these days.

Nathan Ruser with the Australian-based Institute for United Conflict Analysts was one of the first people to point out the vulnerability of Strava’s data dump on Twitter .

“Our global heat map represents an aggregated and anonymized view of over a billion activities uploaded to our platform,” Strava said in a statement.

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