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Re: Polar Flow Fitness App Exposes Soldiers, Spies
Posted by: John P. Mello Jr. 2018-07-10 06:35:55
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A popular fitness app provided a convenient map for anyone interested in shadowing government personnel who exercised in secret locations, including intelligence agencies, military bases and airfields, nuclear weapons storage sites, and embassies around the world. The fitness app, Polar Flow, publicized more data about its users in a more accessible way than comparable apps "with potentially disastrous results," found investigators. Polar Flow provided functionality that combined all of a person's exercise sessions on a single map.

Re: Polar Flow Fitness App Exposes Soldiers, Spies
Posted by: borisaman 2018-07-10 06:37:07 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
Fitness apps lol!! Nobody heard of going for a walk in the countryside? Amazing that people want to buy things that spy on them. iWatch, anything with the word "smart" normally no good for us the people
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