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>> The Pentagon is reviewing its options after a fitness mobile app inadvertently gave out information about the location of US soldiers in military bases in hotspots around the globe. The potential security lapse, first reported by the Washington Post, was revealed when an Australian student used the popular Strava app to pinpoint the location of US soldiers in the Middle East.
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Strava tracks the activity of its estimated 27 million users, as well as fitness devices such as Fitbit, and Jawbone. Phil Stewart is on the story.>> So if you're deployed to a sensitive location, there's real restrictions about what information you can give about your location and your activities.
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And apparently what happened was that these people left these devices on and maybe even used them, even when they were deployed abroad.>> 20-year-old Nathan Russer used the app's global heat map, posted in November, to find the illuminated signatures of users in war zones in Iraq and Syria.
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The Post said the app's display could suggest the location of US military bases in the two countries, as well as Yemen and Somalia.>> So the Pentagon right now is trying to review its security protocols to make sure that, first of all, it's training everybody correctly, and second of all, that it doesn't need to change rules to make sure that this kind of thing isn't prohibited outright.