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Polar's social platform is revealing sensitive location data worldwide

7 monthes ago   |   By iMore

After Strava revealed the locations and daily movements of individuals in the military, fellow fitness app Polar seems to have made the same mistake, publicizing the data of users in secretive locations globally.
Back in January, popular fitness app Strava released what it called a "Global Heat Map" - a visualization of two years of location and exercise data from Strava's users. Unfortunately, in doing this, the company made it incredibly easy to map out and identify sensitive militaristic locations, from U.S. bases to Turkish patrol areas. Now, according to Foeke Postma of Bellingcat...
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Polar fitness tracker poses another security risk for military personnel

Polar fitness tracker poses another security risk for military personnel

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Community

If you use a fitness tracker to help you monitor your fitness activities, you never think about the consequences of letting the device and its app have access to your movements. It has become second nature for most to just turn on the GPS when jogging or biking or whatever activity it is that you...
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