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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    chris (profile), 24 Apr 2008 @ 8:15am

    Re: Israeli Intelligence

    Isn't Isreali elite intelligence supposed to be like one of the best in the world?

    you're thinking of the mossad. if you think intelligence organizations should conduct political kidnappings and assassinations, then yeah the mossad is the best in the world.

    the guy is part of an intelligence unit in the israeli air force.

    military intelligence is different from national intelligence, just like intelligence in the american air force is different from the CIA or the NSA.

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