They say that if you look at data streams, then one can see the regularities (a still my eyes hurt). So the developer of the fitness application Strava unexpectedly revealed the location of a pack of secret US military bases.
How did this game happen
Strava is one of the the most popular fitness applications. One of its main functions This is a calculation of the steps taken, for which the program uses GPS . Having gathered more than a million users under its roof, the developers of Strava published a detailed heat map of the users' the whole world. AND on In this map, curious people looked at the repeated runs of jogs. For example, in The Afghan mountains, the Djibouti harbor or the Syrian desert, where tourists hardly can get physically.
As it turned out, the military also like Strava and use the application on morning jogging. Since There is nowhere to run a base, the route is The majority repeats from day to day day. Thanks to these routes, detailed maps of military bases, parts of which can even estimate the approximate location of the base. There is even a repetitive cycling route for the famous " Zone 51 " . Google Maps you are not will show.
Immediately after the discharge, US Air Force Colonel John Thomas gave an interview to The Washington Post, where he stated that the military was already assessing the damage from Strava. Burn that all employees will take the equipment. Not in vain because they are in his time was forbidden to play in Pokemon Go.
Source: The Verge
Read in Russian: Фитнес-трекер Strava случайно раскрыл расположение секретных военных баз