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KNAWING THE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR HAND.
Every photo you take on your smart phone is with
GPS . Your smart phone can thow where you are from the
GPS satellites 20, ' s overhead, from the nearest mobile phone
towers, or any Wifi hotspots. Today they even include latitude,
longitude, direction the camera was facing and even place names. (All
stored as metadata to an EXIF file).
In 2007 a US military base in Iraq recieved new Apache
helicopters worth million each at the time. The soldiers, so
proud of their new toys were unaware of the reallocation tags when
they got snap happy and uploaded the pictures to social media sites.
The enemy then found the exact location " inside the
compound and conducted a mortar attack destroying four of the AHEGO
Apaches. A.'
That' s a million mistake.
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User avatar #16 - ChromedDragon ONLINE (09/20/2013) [+] (10 replies)
im just wondering how exactly insurgents knew the face books of the nearby soldiers, found the metadata of the photos on the social media sites, and had nearby mortars that could be fired at a marine base that wren't already being fired or had been detectted?

may be stupid questions
#32 - felixjarl ONLINE (09/20/2013) [-]
#28 - rprol (09/20/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Probably true about the location settings on phone pictures. calling 						********					 that insurgents in Iraq had access or capability to use said information.
Probably true about the location settings on phone pictures. calling ******** that insurgents in Iraq had access or capability to use said information.
#49 - allamericandude (09/21/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Or maybe the insurgents already knew the location of the base--cuz, you know, they're at war, and that's the sort of thing you'd want to know--and they saw the giant buzzy whirley things land there and decided "Hey, those look like nice targets. We've got these here mortars. Let's blow those things up with our mortars! Because we're at war, and that's the sort of thing you do in a war."
Or maybe the insurgents already knew the location of the base--cuz, you know, they're at war, and that's the sort of thing you'd want to know--and they saw the giant buzzy whirley things land there and decided "Hey, those look like nice targets. We've got these here mortars. Let's blow those things up with our mortars! Because we're at war, and that's the sort of thing you do in a war."
User avatar #52 - heroofkvatch (09/21/2013) [-]
i'll call ******** .

my step dad was in iraq for 4 years, and i skyped with him several times when the bomb sirens would go off.

never once was his base hit with mortars, despite the fact that the exact GPS cordinates of his base where on google maps.

You're telling me that they can't hit a base using the cordinates from google, but they can hack into a gov't satellite, get the cordinates of military pics out of the millions of pics in the database, and then accurately hit the helicopters with mortars?


User avatar #62 - minorian ONLINE (09/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Seems totally legit. After all, Taliban is known for their top notch intel gathering.
#69 - pxthreezerothree (09/21/2013) [-]
I was on in Afghanistan for over year and the FOB I was stationed at the 						*******					 couldn't figure out which side US forces were on. They mortared the hell out of the Jordanians and Afghans but never touched a single one of our buildings.
I was on in Afghanistan for over year and the FOB I was stationed at the ******* couldn't figure out which side US forces were on. They mortared the hell out of the Jordanians and Afghans but never touched a single one of our buildings.
#36 - kaslin (09/21/2013) [-]
And that, kids, is how a safety brief is born.
And that, kids, is how a safety brief is born.
#48 - Protomix (09/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#74 - okthxbye **User deleted account** (09/21/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Well isn this a "feature" that you can switch off?
User avatar #66 - srskate (09/21/2013) [+] (3 replies)
>implying geo-coordinates cannot be turned off
>implying soldiers in iraq are equipped with ****** smartphones
>implying the enemy knew the facebooks n **** of the soldiers
#65 - dafiltafish (09/21/2013) [-]
You mean the same satellites controlled by the nation that gave them the helicopter?
You mean the same satellites controlled by the nation that gave them the helicopter?
#57 - sofiesoflam (09/21/2013) [-]
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#20 - taurusguy ONLINE (09/20/2013) [+] (2 replies)
That is just stupid, not saying it couldnt happen, but you can disable the mark my location, and even if the phone still records it im pretty ******* sure it doesnt record that in the photo itself. Probably just a backup or something in the phone in case the cops want to search it or some **** , man i dont know.
#23 to #22 - newall (09/20/2013) [-]
this is all assuming you're connected to any kind of internet, or the sattelite has a LOS on your camera, at that exact time, ALL that aside, military bases capable of housing Apaches are usually very, very large, and hard to miss, if you're close enough to mortar, you already know the base is there, and probably already know the gunships are too.

This post is a croc of **** , made up by someone who has no idea what they're talking about, pretending they do.
User avatar #81 - kaboomz (09/21/2013) [-]
> implying sand ******* know what a gps is
User avatar #80 - waluigibrah (09/21/2013) [-]
Or.... you can turn off Gps on your phone...
#76 - LATIF (09/21/2013) [-]
Yeah right
Yeah right
#71 - ineedthistothumb (09/21/2013) [-]
Not that I'm okay with the having no personal privacy, but odds are, anybody that has access to that information, whether it's the government or terrorists, aren't going to be looking for random American citizens uploading cleavage shots to facebook; they are looking for a specific person, and they probably have a reason. At most, they are breifly scanning everybody's info for key words or phrases or something. Again, if they see a girl's tits on facebook, they won't even give it a second glance. And if they do, it's for entirely different reasons.
#34 - anonymous (09/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
This...seems kinda stupid. It could have been just a normal ******* attack. Are you telling me that they specifically targeted this base because of the facebook thing rather than...i don't know...a random base one of them found that had some recently issued helicopters? Is it so hard to believe maybe the insurgents attacked the base because they...were going to attack it anyway?
User avatar #45 to #34 - konradkurze (09/21/2013) [-]
because the intelligence officers would rather point the finger at a soldier 'giving away their position' than admit they goofed and let insurgents slip past them
User avatar #25 - faithrider (09/20/2013) [+] (1 reply)
i'm not sure of the accuracy of the story itself, but i can confirm that this is a possible occurance. my local news actually ran a story that said this
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