Looks like the Wikileaks scandal has raised awareness in the military about the dangers and risk of overexposing classified information and sensible data online. The U.S. Army launched a social media handbook to teach soldiers and their families how to properly use social networks to communicate without hassle.
Here are some of the tips that are available in the handbook:
- Setting privacy setting options to “friends only.”
- Not revealing schedule information and event locations.
- Considering turning off the GPS function of smartphones to avoid geotagging.
- Reviewing photos and videos before they’re posted online to make sure they don’t give away “sensitive” information.
- Making sure family members understand what type of information can and cannot be posted on social networks.