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The Pentagon forces military personnel to turn off GPS on its smartphones to stop revealing secret bases

8 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Last Friday, an order went into effect, banning the use of location services on both personal and government issued devices used by service members of the US military. This includes smartphones, smart watches and other devices with GPS capabilities. The ban is valid within all “operational areas” of the United States Armed Forces.
The new measure is most likely caused after a heatmap, generated by the activity of users of the fitness app Strava, revealed the locations of US military bases in foreign countries. Within the US, the colorful web of lines was mostly just an interesting way ...
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US Military Bans Geolocators On Wearables, Smartphones & More

US Military Bans Geolocators On Wearables, Smartphones & More

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

All deployed U.S. troops are banned from using geolocation features of wearables, smartphones, and other types of electronics via apps or different tools as of last Friday, CNN reports, citing an internal memo authored by the Pentagon. The ban that was signed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan seeks to address potential security issues that could stem from the use of geolocators integrated into everything from fitness trackers to dating apps, with the move coming over half a year after digital health company Strava had a major privacy blunder , publishing a global heat map of...
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Deployed US military personnel must disable geolocation on phones, watches and more

Deployed US military personnel must disable geolocation on phones, watches and more

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

The Pentagon has banned deployed military personnel from using smartphones, smart watches fitness trackers and apps with geolocation enabled.
The move was made in response to a serious security risk identified in January, when publicly-available Strava data was found to reveal both the locations and layouts of US military bases in countries like Syria and Afghanistan...
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