If You're Part Of An Elite Military Unit, Perhaps You Shouldn't Be Uploading Photos Of Your Base To Facebook

from the just-a-suggestion dept

People who have grown up with social networking type sites and applications have become used to the idea of really documenting their lives with them: providing detailed updates and regularly uploading photos of their activities. That's great for most folks -- but if you're in an elite military unit in a war zone, that might present a problem. An Israeli soldier has been sentenced to 19 days in jail after the military noticed that he'd been posting photos of the base where he was stationed to Facebook where anyone could see them. You would think that it would be common sense not to do such a thing... but common sense sometimes isn't so common.

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    Shohat, 24 Apr 2008 @ 3:44am

    Re: Jake , wrong

    Technically (and this was enforced much better earlier), Israeli soldiers should never publish photographs of themselves in uniform w/out approval, for many reasons.

    One being due the simple fact that many are socialist over-educated hippies that travel the world a lot (especially pilots and combat unit soliders), and if kidnapped, it eases their identification as former IDF soldiers.
    It's not only about protecting secrets, it's about protecting soldiers themselves.

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