[h=2]Why you shouldn't add just anyone on Facebook -- even if it's a hot girl.
[/h]This probably shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but apparently the Taliban is using fake Facebook profiles to spy
on Australian troops.
According to a review of social media and defense by the Australian government, an "overt reliance" on privacy settings has led to a "false sense of security" among personnel. In other words -- just because you're a Facebook privacy ninja doesn't mean you should go around posting military secrets on the Internet.
Here's how it works: the tech-savvy Taliban is creating fake Facebook profiles using pictures of attractive women. They're then using these fake profiles to befriend Australian soldiers, and are gathering information based on those soldiers' Facebook updates. A big problem, of course, is Facebook's geo-tagging function, which logs the location from which posts or photos are uploaded. If a soldier posts something to Facebook while they're in the field, this pretty much gives away their location.