The Marines recently banned soldiers from using and posting information to social media sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. This is for 2 reasons. 1. They fear the insecurity of these sites may facilitate malware on government computers 2. Leaking military data. In many situations, for years and years, due to secrecy and strategy issues, military personnel have long been barred from informing friends and family of their locations or missions they may be on in handwritten letters, email and over the telephone. These measures are obvious to prevent leaks that would impede the mission and the safety of the soldiers.





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Written by McLaughlin
4010 days ago

I have only heard the negative side of the Marine Corps decision to ban social media. I have tried to explain why I understood the position, but most people don't want to listen. Nice article, I especially like the 'think before posting' part. I have seen some pretty funny example of people that did not follow this concept.



Written by CindyKing
4010 days ago

Although I prefer the stories where companies learn how to give social responsibilities to their employees, stories like these do highlight how we all need to improve our awareness of our online identities.



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