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Taliban Pose as Hotties to Dupe Soldiers on Facebook
Newser ^ | Sep 8, 2012 | Neal Colgrass

Posted on 09/09/2012 12:53:54 AM PDT by jonascord

That attractive woman befriending you on Facebook? She may be a Taliban soldier in disguise, trying to squeeze you for vital information—at least if you're an Australian soldier, The Sunday Telegraph reports. An Australian government review found that Taliban had duped unsuspecting Aussie soldiers online, that 1,577 members of the nation's defense office knew nothing about it, and 58% of its staff had no instruction in social media.

What's more, the review says, soldiers are too trusting online: "Most did not recognize that people using fake profiles, perhaps masquerading as school friends, could capture information and movements." The review also warns that a technology called geo-tagging can enable enemies to spot the location where posts are uploaded or photos are taken. And Australian soldiers have some cause for concern: Three were killed in their own base this month, possibly by a trainee in the Afghan Army.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: military; warning
With the new I'm-Out-and-Proud military, if they want to attract horny troopies, they might want to start with male swimmers, and pretty male ballet dancers...

It might be their Government, but it's no longer mine...

1 posted on 09/09/2012 12:54:02 AM PDT by jonascord
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To: jonascord

New "friends" on the Internet are not always what they appear. Who would have guessed?

2 posted on 09/09/2012 4:00:12 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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I hope they at least shave the beards.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 4:29:13 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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http://splicd.com/wpAj1kn-Cr8/0/34


4 posted on 09/09/2012 5:43:11 AM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady, strolling slowly towards the sun)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Dr. Sivana wrote: "I hope they at least shave the beards."

This one did and he fooled a lot more than a few AUS soldiers...


5 posted on 09/09/2012 5:47:09 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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