The Washington Post broke the story that GPS tracking and fitness company Strava had revealed the locations of secret U.S. Military bases. Now, Rosie Spinks, reporter at Quartz, joins Cheddar to explain how and why she has been focusing on the privacy issues around Strava since this summer.
Spinks explained that this summer people were liking her workouts and routes despite having her location services disabled. Spinks first wrote a piece about the grey area around Strava fitness tracking back in August. Now, she hopes this larger revelation will force the company to adjust their policies.
When it comes to future steps, Spinks is interested to see if Strava will make their opt-out option more accessible.