Sunday, October 24, 2010

(NEWS) IDF Blocks Soldiers' Social Media Access

"Israeli army cracks down on troops' use of Twitter, Facebook, Gmail account on military bases in attempt to prevent security leaks, potentially image-damaging posts from going viral.

The Israel Defense Forces plans to bar soldiers from using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as email sites like Gmail, while on base, in an attempt to prevent security leaks and embarrassing videos from going viral.

Lt.-Col. Gadi Abudi, head of the Intelligence Corps information security, said Tuesday that the idea was to prevent sensitive information from reaching Israel's 'enemies' via such popular social media sites."

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