Fitness app Polar Flow exposed names and locations of thousands of military, NSA and FBI staff

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It’s not all that long since fitness app Strava caused something of a security nightmare by inadvertently revealing the locations of numerous secret military bases. Now another app — Polar Flow this time — has gone a step further and revealed the names and home addresses of nearly 6,500 users. A joint investigation by Bellingcat and Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent found that the app is “revealing the homes and lives of people exercising in secretive locations, such as intelligence agencies, military bases and airfields, nuclear weapons storage sites, and embassies around the world”. See also: Google responds to Gmail…

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