The US military has issued an order to immediately begin restricting soldiers’ use of GPS tracking apps in areas deemed to be sensitive or dangerous.
Troops in “operational areas” such as warzones or overseas US bases can now be required to disable their electronic devices’ geolocation services.
GPS tracking, which is present on most phones and smartwatches, enables fitness tracking and even dating apps.
The move comes after a fitness app revealed US troop movements in Syria.
The Pentagon had launched a review of GPS trackers and apps earlier this year after fitness tracker Strava released a global map of users.
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