I find it quite amazing that in the year 2010 security professionals still don't have a clue about osint, opsec and persec and the fact that anyone can type your name on google and see pictures of you and your whole life and family.
I have visited the facebook group which has over 1000 members and exactly the same threads as here.
Facebook is full of viruses and hackers, as well as fake Id's and info gatherers.
I find it shocking that these so called professional cpo's openly show to thousands of people their private lives and interests.
I have seen so many pictures of guys holding their kid.
That is just plain stupid doing that.
I agree with you especially with all the secrecy on here. But also think that people are big enough and old enough to make their own decisions on such matters and must have thought long and hard about it.
I trink is much better here Munk.Why?Cause most of people still doesn't wanna talk with us cause they have this some strange think in their minds and they still calling us Mecenaries! For example just check one article about Iraq today where is wroten that "US will handed their combat mission to the Mecenaries".
At the end of the day, anyone acting primarily for financial reward (anyone lucky enough to have a job?) could be labelled as mercenary so those who decide to use this word so happily should think twice. As for those who like to use it as a pejorative term... mass media for instance, many people who work in there could be easily called mercenaries of the worst type, working for some media group twisting the truth to suit the group interests. As for me, I don't care much about the term though I reckon its meaning has been twisted quite along the years.