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Article Date: January 2018
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Pentagon Assessing Using Fitness Trackers

After the revelation by an Australian student that fitness trackers synchronized with the Strava app, one of many on the market, can easily be located, the Pentagon is studying whether it will change its security policies. Among other things, the Strava data can be used to find special operations forces in remote locations. Some commanders already either prohibit use of fitness trackers or require that the setting disable GPS. The Pentagon said it was looking into revising its rules on security setting.


The majority of Fitbit wearers are not Strava users, Fitbit said in a statement. Nonetheless, this ... Log in to view full article.


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