Social networking sites like Facebook, Foursqure, Loopt may be dangerous to soldiers who are away from their home and who are on a mission.
The United States Air Force had issued a warning its troops through its internal website to be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where US forces are located in war zones.
The applications, which are offered by a variety of services including Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt, can identify a person's location, even pinpoint it on a map.
Such features are a key concern. Enemy could use such features to track troops in the war zone who have a smart phones and use those networking services.
- AP Inputs