UK government launches new app to find spies online by Giuseppe Gagliano

The UK has launched the "Think Before You Link" app to help social media users detect fake profiles. The article by Giuseppe Gagliano

The rise of social media has made it easier for spies to connect with people and turn them into intelligence resources. WHAT EMERGED FROM THE MI5 DATA Data from Britain's MI5 states that around 10,000 British citizens have been approached by alleged spies on platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn. The figure is worrying due to the fact that this is the kind of thing that could potentially end up compromising national security. THE THINK BEFORE YOU LINK APP TO FIND SPIES In an effort to prevent this from happening, the UK government has just launched a new app called Think Before You Link. Its main purpose is to educate people about what a potential contact with a foreign agent might look like, and this could help them report such contact if it ever arises. There have been cases when members of the civil service have been unwitting agents of espionage by foreign powers.