Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Taliban pose as women to friend soldiers on Facebook...

Taliban insurgents have posed as "attractive women" on Facebook to befriend soldiers and gather intelligence about operations, an Australian defence study has claimed.

Australian soldiers are now being given briefings before they deploy to Afghanistan to warn of the risk of fake profiles being used to collect information.

Soldiers also risk betraying sensitive information by posting pictures or updates tagged with their location, according to the federal government review of social media use in the armed forces.

 The review, reported by Australia's Sunday Telegraph newspaper, warns troops to beware of "fake profiles – media personnel and enemies create fake profiles to gather information. Full story...

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