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Secret US military bases discovered accidentally thanks to fitness app

A military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with a route taken by joggers (Picture: Strava)

A fitness app has accidentally exposed the location of secret US military bases, raising security fears over soldiers stationed there.

GPS tracking company Strava released a map which shows the location of potentially sensitive military sites – because app users having their movements tracked by a satellite.

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The Global Heat Map, which uses satellite information to track movements, logs the activity of people who use the app, including soldiers stationed at the bases.

The map shows a… Read the full story