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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The military will have to abandon social media to derail a combat mission

Russian soldiers and officers suggest to abandon the use of social networks “Classmates”, “Vkontakte”, Facebook and other similar resources. Recommendations for the conduct of military personnel in the world wide web was spread by the Ministry of defense.

photo: Evgeny Semenov

In addition to the refusal of social networks, soldiers and officers are advised not to publish information about his service and parts, and to switch off the phones geolocation, the newspaper “Izvestia”. While these rules are nonbinding, but the Agency is preparing amendments to laws that make them mandatory.

As the newspaper notes, the rules of behavior on the Internet was developed in the end of 2017. The recommendations sent in troops they are made in the form of memos, and visual AIDS-posters.

The authors of the document remind that the administrators of foreign resources have full access to your personal information. Additionally, the publication military personnel are constantly analyzed by foreign intelligence services, so geotagged photos and videos can “lead to the disruption of combat missions”.

Military advised to ask their relatives and friends not to spread information about their service activities. The publication notes that the foreign countries have a long history of conduct of troops in the Internet.

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