The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Phones and fitness devices that make it easier to track US troops are a new headache for special operators overseas | Business Insider

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In a world where technological breakthroughs seem to happen every month, US troops and special operations are confronted with a new set of challenges that no one could have predicted only a few years ago. A series of incidents between US and coalition special-operations soldiers and popular fitness apps like Strava and the Apple Watch has threatened tactical and private safety in recent years. These leaks give near-peer adversaries like China and Russia and terrorist groups a look beyond the curtain of special ops and intelligence that can be used against the soldiers.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/electronic-devices-new-problem-for-military-special-operators-overseas-2021-6

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