What do USA special forces and Mexican drug lords have in common?
Apparently, they both don’t know enough of how the Internet and digital (meta) data work.
From the Independent:
Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar tweeted a photo of himself and his [Mexican drug lord] father eating at a restaurant, but seemed to forget about Twitter’s location function which automatically tags where an image is taken.
The US military is not learning its lessons: top-secret operations’ flights may be regularly tracked through online airspace monitoring resources by literally anyone. One doesn’t even need a laptop – a mobile app is sufficient to find out where the American military machine is going to strike next.
And what you must remember is…
Take home lesson: no matter who you are, the sooner you learn what digital data and metadata leak around and about you, the better.
(image source: reduced resolution mix of images in the two articles above)