Remember guys, if you're planning on being a terrorist, TURN OFF geo-tagging!Softpedia said:Taking selfies can get pretty dangerous if your country is a war zone and you're an active combatant yourself, as an ISIS soldier found out the hard way after revealing his location on Twitter.
Since ISIS has been pretty active in the past on social media recruiting new members, US intelligence were watching various accounts and following a selfie taken and posted on Twitter, they were able to determine the location of an ISIS HQ.
Since the tweet was quite specific and the terrorist was bragging about the military capabilities of Daesh, ISIL, one of the smaller ISIS groups in Syria, in less than 22 hours, the US sent an air strike and destroyed the building from which the tweet was sent out.
“It was a post on social media to bombs on target in less than 24 hours,” said U.S. Air Force General Hawk Carlisle for Defense Tech.
The entire situation is quite comical and makes you ponder if being active on social media while you're engaged and fighting a war might be such a good idea.
Certainly, you can expect lesser social media activity by ISIS members from now on, or at least you'll only hear from the terrorists capable of turning a device's geo-location feature off.
Linked Article: http://defensetech.org/2015/06/03/us-air-force-targets-and-destroys-isis-hq-building-using-social-media/
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