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Ministry Of Defence Warns People To Social Network Cautiously

A public awareness campaign, aimed at enlightening internet users about the potential risks that come from from sharing sensitive information on social networking sites, has been launched by the UK government’s Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The campaign, dubbed The Personal Security Online project, is comprised of a dedicated website and accompanying materials including a couple of videos.

The MoD, which denied of having any intention to censor people or prevent them from using social media, claimed that the messages featured by the campaign are really vital both for national security, as well as for the security of the social media users themselves.

It also said that two more short videos are currently being made, and will be ready sometime in July.

“Remember that there may be those who are using such sites for unsavoury reasons. These range from criminals looking for ways to con you or steal your identity, to those who may wish us harm,” the MoD said on its Personal Security Online website, IT Pro (opens in new tab) reports.

“You need to be aware of how much information there is online about you. Not just that which you’ve put there yourself, but also that which other people or organisations have put there,” it added.