New Facebook Feature Puts Troops In Danger

11.18.10 |

    The airforce is warning it's troops about a new Facebook feature. It's because some new features could show exactly where U.S. forces are located in war zones. The applications can identify a person's location; even pinpoint it on a map. The key concern is that enemy forces could use such features to track troops in the war zone who have a blackberry or other smart phone and then use networking services to hunt and map where they are... to the second.  The military says it's not just on Facebook-- they've seen similar aps on social networking sites Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt. The American military has 95 thousand troops in Afghanistan and 50 thousand in Iraq. Commanders say they don't want any of those troops in avoidable danger.