The measures to strengthen the security of the army were partly to open a map of the App user activity information for the StravaLabs company that tracked the App.
In Iraq and Syria, Strava users can easily find signals in remote areas where military bases are located, which may show American soldiers favorite jogging or walking routes.
These geolocation functions may expose personal information, location, daily activities and the number of personnel in the Ministry of defense, and may cause unexpected security consequences, and increase the risk of joint forces and missions, the Deputy Department of defense, Changsha, said in a memorandum.
But in most cases, GPS-equipped devices and Apps are still available in areas with low security concerns, such as military bases or the Pentagon.
Source: China News Net editor: Zhang Haitong _NN9053