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Fitness Tracking App Accidentally Exposes 'Top Secret' CIA Underground Bases

Heat map unwittingly reveals government top secret black sites

By: Daniel Newton  |@NeonNettle
 on 29th January 2018 @ 4.06pm
the fitness company  strava  published their global heat map to their website © press
The fitness company, Strava, published their global heat map to their website

A new online fitness tracking app, which compiles routes of 27 million runners, have unwittingly revealed the locations and layouts of top-secret CIA  underground military bases around the world. 

The fitness company, Strava, which is based in San Francisco, published their "global heat map" to their website revealing two years of fitness across fitness devices such as Jawbone and Fitbit.

The showed a composite of overlapping routes including New York (see below).

Other more remote locations such as Syria and Iraq are complete dark apart from clandestine locations where military personnel using fitness trackers are stationed. Personnel in some of the Us governments, ultra-sensitive facilities have accidentally broadcast top secret information including underground tunnels.

According to Zerohedge: At a site in northern Syria near a dam, where analysts have suspected the U.S. military is building a base, the map shows a small blob of activity accompanied by an intense line along the nearby dam, suggesting that the personnel at the site jog regularly along the dam, Schneider said.

strava issued a statement effectively telling users to mark their activities private if they don t want to broadcast locations  © press
Strava issued a statement effectively telling users to mark their activities private if they don't want to broadcast locations:

“This is a clear security threat,” he said. “You can see a pattern of life. You can see where a person who lives on a compound runs down a street to exercise. In one of the U.S. bases at Tanf, you can see people running round in circles.” -WaPo

Air Force Col. John Thomas, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said Sunday that the U.S. military is looking into the issue.

The man who discovered the phenomenon is Nathan Ruser, who is studying international security and the Middle East.

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“I wondered, does it show U.S. soldiers?” Ruser said, before zooming in on Syria. “It sort of lit up like a Christmas tree.”

Strava issued a statement effectively telling users to mark their activities private if they don't want to broadcast locations. 

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“Our global heatmap represents an aggregated and anonymized view of over a billion activities uploaded to our platform,” the statement said.

“It excludes activities that have been marked as private and user-defined privacy zones. We are committed to helping people better understand our settings to give them control over what they share.”

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