US Department of Defense bans location-revealing fitness apps

In late 2018, after apps like Strava and Polar Flow exposed the movements of staff around military bases, the US Department of Defense banned military troops and other workers at sensitive sites from using fitness trackers and other apps that could reveal their users' location. Military leaders will have discretion over whether local staff can use GPS, and the devices themselves - smartwatches, tablets, phones, and fitness trackers - are not banned.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2018/08/07/pentagon-bans-gps-fitness-apps-says-theyre-significant-risk-to-troops/#3befb85d82b8

Writer: Emma Wollacott

Publication: Forbes