-Source-Forbes- 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 users location. In a memo obtained by The Associated Press the Pentagon says that apps using a devices 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. These geolocation capabilities can expose personal information locations routines and numbers of DOD personnel and potentially create unintended security consequences and increased risk to the joint force and mission.
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