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To post or not

By Charlotte Hu
Air Force Public Affairs Agency Public Web

With the surge of social media and blogging capability, every Airman has not only become a communicator, but they are also nearly all in the digital publishing business.

The fundamental principles of the United States’ freedom of expression are now shared with most of the world, and it has had stunning impact, from the fall of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a Colombian terrorist organization, to the toppling of dictatorships throughout the Middle East, as detailed in a Secretary of State speech on Internet freedom. Exciting though these developments may be, this new digital publishing capability has also provided the means to leak controlled information, perhaps unwittingly.
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Safeguarding your digital footprint

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad.

Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and individuals who want to do us harm.

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A reminder about common sense on social networks

OPSEClogo copyAs the use and popularity of social networks continues to increase, an occasional reminder to use the Internet wisely couldn’t hurt. A little common sense can help protect your reputation, as well as prevent potentially costly repairs to a virus-infected computer. We’d like to remind Airmen, and everyone online, of a few basics that can be helpful. If you have specific questions or issues, contact your CSA or local help desk for assistance.

  • Don’t click on a link you don’t recognize–especially if it was sent to you via email.
  • Don’t post pictures or comments that might be embarrassing, or that might be in violation of UCMJ.
  • Don’t post information that could compromise OPSEC.

For more specific information, click here or consult “New Media and the Air Force

Retro posters courtesy of SMSgt Raymond Sarracino, AFPAA

Posted by Paul F. Bove, Digital Media Strategist

Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Emerging Technology Division