Facebook and the military

According to an article published last week on the BBC News website, soldiers who post photographs to Facebook may be putting themselves and their families, as well as their colleagues, at risk.

The problem concerns "geotagged" photgraphs in that military personnel may inadvertently reveal the exact location of their unit or their family.

For more details see US Army: Geotagged Facebook posts put soldiers' lives at risk.

I'm sure there may be wider lessons to learnt here for workers who use Facebook, even if the threat is not quite the same.

11 comments:

D. Blu said...

In most electronic devices that geotag there are functions that allow the user to turn off the tagging system. If they don't turn it off then anyone who knows how to access the gps coordinates can pin point the location where the image was taken. Very scary stuff.

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Manny said...

In my industry, a workers' comp case can be ruined with the use of social media. Not quite the same risk as national and personal security but people need to be more careful about what they put on the internet.

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In many offices Social media sites are banned just to avoid the time utilization on another work like facebook and tweeter.

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