All US military personnel are encouraged to erase any information on social media accounts that could help these "violent extremists" learn their identities. The most recent report posted by the FBI had information suggesting “individuals overseas are spotting and assessing like-minded individuals who are willing and capable of conducting attacks against current and former U.S.-based members of the United States military."
Any information on your social media networks that could suggest your identity of Military Personnel should be hidden from potential attackers. The Army first issued a notice after Islamic State members called on supporters to search social media for the home addresses of U.S. military personnel & “show up [at their homes] to attack.
If you or someone you know is US Military encourage them to take the proper Facebook privacy precautions.
4 tips to protect your privacy on Facebook:
1. Customize your Profile Privacy by clicking Settings > Privacy Settings > Profile. Select which parts of your profile will be seen by whom.
2. Set Privacy Level of Photo Albums. Navigate to your “Photos tab” of your profile page, click Album Privacy. Here again, you can use your Friend Lists to set the privacy for each album.
3. Restrict Search Capability. Click Privacy > Search to set your visibility when someone searches Facebook for people. This is an important way to safeguard your Facebook privacy. You can also select what will be visible in the search results.
4. Monitor your posts. Facebook posts should be set to “friends” only. Each status update you make, confirm that the people you are sharing with is “Friends” and not “Public.”
Erase all personal information. If you have phone numbers, home addresses, work information, or anything that could reveal your identity, DELETE IT.