ISIS teaches how to avoid NSA snooping in a tweet – report

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The Islamic State has released a manual instructing its members how to avoid revealing location and other data when using Twitter, according to reports. The militant group hopes to protect its fighters from the US National Security Agency’s surveillance.

The manual instructs Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) militants to remove metadata from tweets posted online. It also gives other pointers, like how to turn off location services on mobile devices. It advises to avoid posting names, locations, and other identifiable objects when tweeting.

The Financial Times, which obtained a copy of the PDF document, has suggested that it comes after the NSA and the UK’s GCHQ were able to get various key information regarding the Islamic State’s whereabouts by analyzing metadata from posted pictures, messages, and tweets.

“A number of security blinds have appeared that have benefited the enemy and have helped expose the identities of some brothers or identify some sites used by the mujahideen with ease,” stated the training manual, translated from Arabic.

Twitter has been a central tool for the Islamic State to spread its message across the globe and now it might be its biggest shortcoming.

The manual further explains various “gaps” and how extremist fighters leaked certain data to intelligence agencies that “could turn your hair gray.”

“We know this issue is not only tied to pictures, but to PDF..

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