Fitness tracker Strava accidentally revealed the location of secret military bases

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.

Fitness tracker Strava accidentally revealed the location of secret military bases
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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.

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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

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