BBC News Review: Fitness app suspended due to security concerns

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Quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-1/session-46

The Finnish operator of the mobile fitness app Polar has suspended its location tracking application after journalists found it unwittingly revealed information on defence and intelligence personnel from dozens of countries.

Key words and phrases:

leaks
allows a secret to be known
-Information leaks due to carelessness when sending emails containing sensitive data.
-The spy knew there was a leak somewhere – she just had to find it.

flaw
imperfection or fault
-The company’s financial difficulty has resulted from a flaw in the payment system.
-Everybody has a character flaw or two! It’s what makes life interesting!

recklessly
without worrying about risk or consequence
-He recklessly gambled his entire month’s pay on a horse? Is he crazy?!
-Despite being warned not to, the politician recklessly criticised public opinion.

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