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General Category => Discover Seattle! => Topic started by: TehBorken on Jun 05 15 07:23

Title: The Danger Of Selfies
Post by: TehBorken on Jun 05 15 07:23
Brian Everstine writes at Air Force Times that U.S. intelligence officers were able to locate and bomb an Islamic State command center based on a photo and comments in social media (http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/tech/2015/06/04/air-force-isis-social-media-target/28473723/).

"The [airmen are] combing through social media and they see some moron standing at this command," said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command. "And in some social media, open forum, bragging about command and control capabilities for Da'esh, ISIL, And these guys go 'ah, we got an in.'

So they do some work, long story short, about 22 hours later through that very building, three JDAMS take that entire building out. Through social media. It was a post on social media. Bombs on target in 22 hours."