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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