facebook spy cia Taliban could be using Facebook to spy on the military

Social media has become such a powerful tool that, aside from its marketing influence, militaries around the world are cautioning their troops to stay alert when ‘friending’ someone.  Terrorist organizations such as the Taliban may be using social media sites such as Facebook to gain military intelligence through fake profiles.

taliban Taliban could be using Facebook to spy on the military

Social media has become such a powerful tool that, aside from its marketing influence, militaries around the world are cautioning their troops to stay alert when ‘friending’ someone.  Terrorist organizations such as the Taliban may be using social media sites such as Facebook to gain military intelligence through fake profiles.

More often than not, people do not think twice before accepting a ‘friend’ request on Facebook.  Taliban agents posing as families, high school friends, neighbors, or a hot girl may get instantly accepted as a Facebook friend, and from there the terrorists can gain valuable intel using the phony relationship. 

Sometimes people block their own family members from seeing their Facebook profile, but how can someone resist a friend request from an extremely attractive woman? 

Another social networking feature that terrorists can take advantage of is geotagging.  When a picture or “check-in” is posted on a profile page, people can tag their locations.  In the case of military personnel, geotagging may give terrorists a heads up for planning some sort of preemptive attack. 

Australian military officials are warning cadets against giving away their identity and details regarding their duties.  Some of the preventive measures include no identifiable photos (of self), no photos with guns, and no references to the ADFA or military branches.