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Military warns troops about Facebook feature

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WASHINGTON (KWWL) -- The military is warning troops - don't "check in."

The Air Force says troops should be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where U.S. forces are located in war zones.

Users can "check in" on Facebook... showing other users where you are.
Similar applications include Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt.

The programs can identify a person's location, even pinpoint it on a map.

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