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Mobile application reveals the secrets of US military bases

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Applications to smartphones are becoming a source of information that can be used, as it now turns out, and in the "near-war" purposes. So, on the eve there was information about the "excessive information content" of the application Strava. This is an application that allows you to determine the distance traveled using satellite data.


Users have noticed that the use of this application is high in the locations of military operations, as well as in the area of ​​military bases in different parts of the world. The fact that we are talking about military facilities, the conclusion is made on the pages of the publication The Verge. The publication notes that in areas of high activity using the application Strava in the territory, for example, Syria or Afghanistan, there are no large settlements. At the same time, the program “draws” cyclic routes of movement for users of a mobile application.

From the material:
Military patrols probably move along such routes.


Users note that the maps published by Strava are easily accessible to identify the location of US military bases.

For example, in the next pair of images you can easily map routes and structures on Google Maps with how people move around the base of Fort Benning, GA.


Mobile application reveals the secrets of US military bases



Moreover, the US military bases can be identified on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic - and in those areas where, as the press has repeatedly reported, the remnants of terrorist groups of the so-called Islamic State (banned in the Russian Federation) were evacuated.
Photos used:
www.theverge.com
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  1. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 29 January 2018 12: 36 New
    10
    Let me guess ... Russian hackers!
    And to carry out guard duty with an iPhone in your pocket is the height of democracy, or dementia ...
    1. CooL_SnipeR
      CooL_SnipeR 29 January 2018 12: 38 New
      +1
      No, these are their stupid developers and users lol
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 29 January 2018 12: 45 New
        +6
        And where are the users? If you are given the opportunity to know more, will you give it up?
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 29 January 2018 13: 24 New
          +4
          Well, Russians also have such punctures.
          Take at least the scandal when the sailors took a picture on our aircraft carrier and put it on the Internet, and the smartphone has an automatic function to attach to the photo coordinates obtained via GPS
          But in our country, at least, they try to stop such cases. In particular, after the scandal, sailors were obliged to disable this feature on phones.
          But the Americans will refuse the GPS-navigator, I doubt very much. Rather, they will bring claims to Strava and demand a fine.
        2. CooL_SnipeR
          CooL_SnipeR 30 January 2018 09: 55 New
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          Quote: Anarchist
          And where are the users? If you are given the opportunity to know more, will you give it up?

          Users - because brains weren’t enough to block the transfer of data
    2. Anarchist
      Anarchist 29 January 2018 12: 39 New
      +5
      Quote: Alex-a832
      Let me guess ... Russian hackers!

      No, artificial intelligence - Skynet!
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 29 January 2018 12: 48 New
      +6
      Quote: Alex-a832
      Let me guess ... Russian hackers!

      They, they are relatives, who else can annoy the Yankees. laughing
    4. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 29 January 2018 14: 01 New
      +6
      Quote: Alex-a832
      Let me guess ... Russian hackers!
      And to carry out guard duty with an iPhone in your pocket is the height of democracy, or dementia ...


      IPhone and dumbness are usually sold together.
      1. helmi8
        helmi8 29 January 2018 21: 51 New
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        Quote: Geisenberg
        IPhone and dumbness are usually sold together.

        And if the owner is also a transgender blonde - this is an explosive mixture! laughing
  2. siberalt
    siberalt 29 January 2018 12: 38 New
    +2
    It would be necessary to tell our military about this thing. Suddenly come in handy. bully
    There are all these maps on the Internet.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 January 2018 12: 39 New
    +2
    Military patrols probably move along such routes.
    Or routing agents.
    in areas where previously, as repeatedly reported in the press, the remains of terrorist groups were evacuated
    Maybe finally something arrives as intended? Although with the technical capabilities of aviation and space reconnaissance and applications are not needed.
  4. Glory1974
    Glory1974 29 January 2018 12: 41 New
    +5
    If there is such an effect from open source programs, you can only guess what spyware can do.
    No wonder the State Duma probably wanted to abandon computers and switch to typewriters.
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 29 January 2018 15: 08 New
      +1
      Quote: glory1974
      No wonder the State Duma probably wanted to abandon computers and switch to typewriters.

      I heard that Russian soldiers were banned from using smartphones at one time. And it’s clear why.
      1. Glory1974
        Glory1974 29 January 2018 15: 41 New
        +2
        Russian soldiers were banned from using smartphones at one time.

        Not only smartphones, but also any cell phones. In different parts they decide in their own way. We were seized and given out on weekends, or if necessary, call.
  5. Antianglosax
    Antianglosax 29 January 2018 12: 42 New
    +1
    And no one smells like a geek if their nests are known? Defect!
    Joke! Our authorities in their own way, that is, in America, do not hit.
  6. Terenin
    Terenin 29 January 2018 12: 47 New
    +7
    Mobile application reveals the secrets of US military bases I wonder for whom it was a secret - the location of American bases. Or tourists constantly stumble upon them and they are tired of opening the gates of the base in order to explain that the tourist route goes beyond the neighboring hill.
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 29 January 2018 15: 12 New
      +4
      Quote: Terenin
      I wonder who it was a secret for - the location of American bases

      They didn’t read there.
      For example, in the next pair of images you can easily map routes and structures on Google Maps with how people move around the base of Fort Benning, GA.
      Routes of patrols, travel time (travel) and other "trifle" from which a harmonious picture is built and as intelligence, is very valuable.
    2. zyzx
      zyzx 30 January 2018 06: 47 New
      0
      They still have secret ones. Here in Syria officially 2, and unofficially about 50.
  7. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 29 January 2018 12: 49 New
    +1
    Everything ingenious is simple. Here is another way to confirm intelligence. I hope that the coordinates of these objects are clogged in the flight missions of our cruise and other missiles. Apparently, the mattresses are not fully aware of how much everything is on display.
  8. knyazru
    knyazru 29 January 2018 13: 44 New
    +1
    I hope our military, who serve on Mobile missile systems with nuclear bombs, do not travel with smartphones ... otherwise even satellites are not needed to find out the routes.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 29 January 2018 14: 02 New
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      Quote: knyazru
      I hope our military, who serve on Mobile missile systems with nuclear bombs, do not travel with smartphones ... otherwise even satellites are not needed to find out the routes.


      So we seem to even have receivers forbidden to have military personnel ...
  9. Strips
    Strips 29 January 2018 14: 15 New
    0
    Users note that US bases are most visible on the map. In addition, activity is allegedly noted Russian and the Turkish military in Syria.

    RIA News https://ria.ru/world/20180129/1513495088.html
  10. Petrix
    Petrix 29 January 2018 15: 05 New
    +3
    There are enough jokes and punctures. I watched somehow the program about Khmeimim. Interview pilots. Everything is as it should be a helmet with glasses down. And at the bottom in capital letters is the last name, first name and position. Beauty.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 29 January 2018 22: 26 New
      0
      I don’t remember exactly where, but it seems that in the States there was a terrific case of inattention. Several small employees worked out a plan to rob a nearby bank branch, they did everything as if by notes during a break in work and were very surprised when, half an hour after the robbery, police officers came for each of the robbers almost simultaneously! The casket just opened! The guys burst without removing the cards indicating the name, surname, position and place of work! laughing
  11. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 29 January 2018 15: 23 New
    +3
    To understanding the topic:
    Strava's mobile application is a GPS navigator that tracks the route of a runner or cyclist, integrates it into the system and allows you to evaluate your own workouts. Information on each route is stored on the server. Let me give you a little excerpt from the article by analyst at the Joint Institute for Conflict Analysis Neyten Ruzer.
    The alarm was sounded after it became known that the map launched in November of 2017 and quickly swept the entire world is compiled using data from three billion fitness bracelets, smartphones and other gadgets. In particular, we are talking about these devices used by the military.
    An analyst at the Joint Conflict Analysis Institute, Neuten Ruser, wrote on his blog that the position and structure of American bases are clearly and clearly visible on the Strava map, the BBC said.
    "If the soldiers use the fitness application in the same way as ordinary people, that is, turn it on and go running, it is especially dangerous," writes Ruzer.
    Not only are American bases and patrols visible on the map, but also Russian and Turkish, notes edition.
    “Here you can see the zone of Russian operations at Khmeimim airbase, as well as the patrol route to the northeast,” the analyst wrote in a post.
    Ruzer's colleague Tobias Schneider stated that the French base Madama in Niger is easily recognizable from the track of the fitness tracker. Schneider also showed a map of outposts around the Syrian Mosul based on Strava data.
    Analysts say that the most traces of fitness activity were found in the area of ​​American bases in Syria.
    Slightly less activity was recorded in the area of ​​the deployment of Russian bases in Syria. In the area of ​​the Iranian military bases in Syria, there are almost no traces of fitness activity.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 29 January 2018 22: 28 New
      0
      Self-merged however! hi
  12. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 29 January 2018 16: 07 New
    0
    Well, you can immediately see who does not have time to sit in applications.
  13. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 30 January 2018 03: 45 New
    0
    It is strange that in such a place there are servicemen who gravitate towards systematic training, and not the solders of fortunetellers, bukhari and perverts. Where is the world going?