Ministry of Defence highlights risks of social media
The Ministry of Defence has released a set of YouTube videos to encourage service personnel not to share sensitive information on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
The Ministry of Defence has launched a campaign to highlight to personnel the risks of using the likes Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The first of two videos (which you can see below) shows the mother of a soldier drinking tea with a balaclava-wearing terrorist after her son shared mission information over Facebook. The second video shows two navy sailors preparing for a night out, sharing their location on Foursquare with potentially dangerous consequences.
MoD spokesman Major Gen Lorimer said that the Personal Online Security campaign is not aimed to, "scare service personnel, families and veterans" adding that, "we certainly do not want them to stop using social media.”
Link: Ministry of Defence