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Love broadcasting your fitness routine to everyone and their mother? Bad news, you vain bastard: The Department of Defense is cracking down on service members' use of geolocation services out of concern for operational security, which means you can no longer digitally flex for your fellow warfighters and their spouses while downrange.

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The first rule of operational security, according to a major 2014 revision to Army regulations, is to maintain “essential secrecy” by “the denial of critical information to adversaries” like force strength, capabilities, objectives, and, most importantly, position. But all of the Defense Department’s opsec planning appears no match for a $100 consumer fitness wristband — an apparent security oversight that could put U.S. troops in danger downrange.

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