Strava's Just the Start: The US Military's Losing War Against Data Leakage

February 02, 2018

The Pentagon has long wrapped Diego Garcia in a veil of secrecy, barring media from the Indian Ocean island even as its base and airfield became a key node in America’s wars in the Middle East. But a hole appeared in the veil last Saturday, when a mobile fitness-tracking app company called Strava posted a heatmap of its subscribers’ activity -- including the routes that sailors and airmen take as they jogged.