Loose Lips Sink Ships 2.0
GEO PRIVACY—U.S.November 19, 2010
The U.S. Air Force issued a message recently to its airmen warning them that location-based applications could have "devastating operations security and privacy implications," reports the AFP. After a major policy review last February, the Pentagon announced that it would allow troops to use social networking sites, but it has long held a belief that there are dangers to the careless use of these sites, the report says. "All Airmen must understand the implications of using location-based services," said the message, which was posted to the internal Air Force network and sent to communications officers. The Pentagon has said it is unclear if other military services plan to issue similar warnings.