News Russia bans soldiers from using smartphones while on duty after their social media use raised issues of national security February 20, 20190151 he Russian parliament has voted to ban soldiers from using smartphones while on duty, after their social media use raised issues of national security. The bill forbids military personnel from using a phone with the ability to take pictures, record videos and access the internet. Soldiers also cannot write about the military or talk to journalists. More than 400 of 450 lawmakers in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, backed the law on Tuesday. Phones with basic calling and messaging facilities could still be used, but tablets and laptops would also subject to the new ban. Soldiers’ social media data has allowed open-source journalism sites like Bellingcat to expose secret military activity by Russian forces, sometimes in real time. The bill must now be considered by the upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, before being signed into law by President Vladimir Putin. Russia is not the first country to take steps to introduce stricter digital practices for military personnel following security issues. US military security concerns were raised when a fitness tracking firm showed the exercise routes of military personnel in bases around the world – including in Syria and Afghanistan during conflict time. US soldiers are still allowed to use social media, but must follow guidelines. Spread the love Kenya police are looking for two men caught on video teaching a child how to smoke weed Previous Post Late Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld left some of his ‘$200m fortune’ to his cat Next Post Related Articles News Actress Regina Daniels shows off N3.3m Rolex watch, claims it is hers! March 27, 20190206 News Why men die younger than women – New World Health Organisation study reveals April 11, 20190183 News Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, dies at 85 October 12, 20190137 News Facilities Management Training for Professionals in Lagos & Abuja| Register to Get 20% OFF March 27, 20190187 News CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, pays a first official visit to President Buhari after his reappointment May 13, 20190166 News 10 suspected Internet Fraudsters and their ”juju” arrested in Delta state (photos) August 23, 20190120 News Former Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir charged to court over death of countless protesters May 13, 20190153 News Here’s What No Review Will Tell You About Legends the Musical February 27, 20190202 News 23 Iranian Members of Parliament test positive for coronavirus March 4, 2020073 News Nigeria lost $157.5bn to illicit financial flows between 2003-2012- President Buhari September 26, 20190143 News Nigerians can’t continue seeking medical treatment abroad – Buhari January 4, 20200109 News Girl raped by more than 500 men from age of 11 over seven-year period speaks out October 8, 20190103 News Photo: 21-year old Ethiopian woman sits for an exam 30 minutes after giving birth to her son June 11, 20190179 News British man living in New York, kills wife, 12-year-old daughter and himself July 24, 20190107 News Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi explains why FG suspended the RUGA settlement programme July 3, 20190151 Comment here Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.