Project Polar (English)

The Polar company’s popular fitness app makes it possible to find its users’ names and home addresses, even those of intelligence operatives and soldiers on assignment. Similar fitness apps can also unwittingly disclose too much about their users. Read our full coverage on the problem at Polar and its fallout for personal and national security.

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