Israeli Army Gets Tough on Facebook Users

To stop info leaks, social soldiers now must follow new rules
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 11, 2008 5:52 PM CDT
An Israeli soldier is seen atop of an armored army vehicle after an operation in the Gaza Strip on the border between Israel and the Gaza Sunday, March 2, 2008.    (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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(Newser) – Israel is taking steps to neutralize its newest security threat: Facebook. The army is tightening rules on what soldiers can and can't post on the social-networking site, the BBC reports. Apparently, some were putting up photos of themselves posing with top-secret weaponry. "Most of the soldiers don't understand how much damage it may cause," said one Air Force official.