Pentagon Bans GPS Fitness Apps, Says They’re ‘Significant Risk’ To Troops


After concerns were raised earlier this year, the Pentagon has banned military troops and other workers at sensitive sites from using fitness trackers and other applications that can reveal the user’s location.

In a memo obtained by The Associated Press, the Pentagon says that apps using a device’s GPS function represent a risk to military activities and personnel.

“The rapidly evolving market of devices, applications, and services with geolocation capabilities presents a significant risk to Department of Defense (DoD) personnel both on and off duty, and to our military operations globally,” it reads.

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Source: Forbes