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    rolleyes MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Personal details about the life of the next head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, have been removed from social networking site Facebook amid security concerns.

    The Mail on Sunday said his wife had put details about their children and the location of their flat on the site.

    The details were removed after the paper contacted the Foreign Office.
    The Mail on Sunday said information published on Facebook included the couple's friendships with senior diplomats and actors, including Moir Leslie from BBC Radio 4's The Archers.

    Lady Sawers revealed the location of the London flat used by the couple and the whereabouts of their three grown-up children and of Sir John's parents, the paper said.

    She had not imposed privacy protection on her account, allowing any of Facebook's 200 million users in the open-access "London" network to see the entries, it added.
    BBC NEWS | UK | MI6 boss in Facebook entry row

    If this is who is about to head our intelligence agency then God help us all. Why don't we just publish state secrets while we're at it?


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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Maybe he wants his family kidnapped and to be extorted for money and information.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If this is who is about to head our intelligence agency then God help us all.
    This line and the title you gave this thread are wrong.
    I heard about this today in the morning, it was completely the fault of his wife.
    She published those details on her face book page.
    It angers me that this stupid wife of his might be the reason why he wouldn't get the job.
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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Well, one can only hope he doesn't take the job now. And that his wife has learned a valuable lesson in being involved, even peripherally, in Intelligence.

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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    This line and the title you gave this thread are wrong.
    I heard about this today in the morning, it was completely the fault of his wife.
    She published those details on her face book page.
    It angers me that this stupid wife of his might be the reason why he wouldn't get the job.
    Why did he marry such a stupid wife?

    He should lose his job


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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Maybe he wants his family kidnapped and to be extorted for money and information.
    Obviously.

    This is almost better than a retarded spy leaving top secret documents on a public train


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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Sounds to me like his wife is the one who is not security conscious, not him.

    Perhaps he should have been aware of the situation, but it doesn’t appear to be a major breach of security.

    Edit: Other than the obvious possiblity for his family to be used against him.
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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Edit: Other than the obvious possiblity for his family to be used against him.
    Yeah.. other than that.
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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    Seems like our need to build monuments to our ego, will trip us up everytime.

    Sounds like "suicide-by-Facebook", don't ya think?

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    Re: MI6 chief blows his cover on facebook

    His cover was never blown since his identity was never a secret. Was parts of his personal life exposed, sure but /shrug. The most damaging was his address in London, not a national secret by any means, but nor was it a well known thing. Much to do about nothing tbh.
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