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Israeli Solider Jailed for Posting Photos on Facebook

Israeli Solider Jailed For Posting Photos on Facebook

An Israeli soldier just received a 19-day jail sentence for posting photos on his Facebook page without permission from his superiors.

The soldier is serving in an elite air force unit, and this case and punishment appears to be the first of its kind. The Israeli army has recently cracked down on sharing photos after finding pics posted to Internet sites, which were taken in clear violation of the photography ban on bases. They're ordering servicemen in sensitive units to remove any photos that they had uploaded onto the Facebook site.

With Google Maps being kicked off military bases, and tons of soldiers blogging and posting photos on networking sites like Facebook, is it a potential security risk? Should there be strict rules for sharing personal information if you're in the military? Was the prison sentence too much?


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Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I think for the first time I agree with Auntie Coosa on this one.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
bases being deployed bases, not US bases
Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 9 years
Should there be strict rules for sharing personal information if you're in the military? Was the prison sentence too much? Sounds just about right. What was this soldier thinking? Which brain was he using? YES the Military must have strict rules. Look how the breaking of those rules got Prince Harry removed from Afghanistan. Someone just couldn't keep a secret. The Military must have strictest discipline in order for every man to return alive, if at all possible. My Dad had the highest top secret security clearance with his company. He NEVER once let anyone know what he did or who he saw. He never talked about his job when he was at home. Sometimes for the good of all, a person has to have HIGH ETHICS and MORALS. And as I see it, kids today are not being taught that today.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
yea i agree jail time is harsh. it really does blow my mind what people will put on the internet, and i know a lot of bases have blocked myspace, facebook, and blogs in general to stop this outflow of information. but you can't catch everyone, last time my husband deployed, 1 month before he left i read his unit's history on wikipedia and it said where they were being deployed to, when, for how long, and who the commanding officer was... BLEW. MY. MIND. Operational security people!!
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
I agree that it's a risk. I'm not sure of jail time. Maybe he had several warnings. Or, maybe he was loading them at a time when he should have been protecting himself and fellow soldiers. I don't know. Just thinking of scenarios.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
I understand his pride, but it's a serious security risk. I think that he should have been penalized, but not jail time. Google Earth pisses me off too. AND anytime a news station gives away positions or military plans I am infuriated. I think there should be a law about that. It seriously can endanger lives.
zeze zeze 9 years
Wow, jail time....seems a bit harsh, especially when it's a reletivly new territory.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I don't think he should get jail time but there should be limits and restrictions. The bases and the military are trying to protect their secrets and their soldiers and posting photos online for anyone to see puts that in danger.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Not that being in the army is a "little" part of life, by any means...I just don't get the whole "broadcast my entire life for all the world to see" thing, beyond a certain point.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
For God's sake, why do people feel the need to post pictures of every little part of their lives on FaceBook and MySpace?!
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