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 @ 6:27am

    Re: media hype

    Everything is enforceable. You throw the first 500 that publish photos of themselves in uniform to Jail (and I have been in Israeli jail for 14 days, it's not that bad), and you have 90% of the problem solved.

    Cheers.

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