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Friday, April 11, 2008

Israeli Army Limits Social Network Usage

In a story reminiscent of a recent post about similar actions taken by the Canadian military, the Israeli defense officials have produced a new set of rules aimed at preventing it's soldiers and Defense Ministry staff from revealing classified information on social networking sites, like Facebook. According to the Globe and Mail "The rules allow soldiers to create pages on networking sites as long as they do not identify themselves as soldiers or reveal any information about what they do." The issue appears to be the posting of sensitive information and images to the sites, government officials are concerned that some soldiers have uploaded pictures of themselves with classified equipment.

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