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22nd Jun '16 4:25:32 AM Adept
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* The ''PrivateSnafu'' short "Spies": Snafu brags about how he'll never tell the secret information he knows, but he carelessly drops hints which are eagerly picked up by hidden spies.

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* The ''PrivateSnafu'' ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'' short "Spies": Snafu brags about how he'll never tell the secret information he knows, but he carelessly drops hints which are eagerly picked up by hidden spies.
18th May '16 1:42:25 PM nielas
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* On ''Series/{{Turn}}'' this is a rich source of information for spies on both sides.
** When Abraham strikes up a conversation with some Hessian soldiers, he easily finds out that they are going be to quartered for the winter in the town of Trenton. George Washington uses that information to attack the unprepared Hessians and defeat them at the Battle of Trenton
** A wandering minister turns out to be a British spy. He exploits the fact that the American soldiers will talk freely with a man of the cloth and he passes any information he gleams to the British. In turn, he is discovered because a British officer talks about this in a public tavern where an Amarican spy overhears it.
31st Mar '16 5:15:45 PM eroock
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See CannotKeepASecret for characters who tend to do this all the time.
31st Mar '16 3:35:13 PM eroock
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-->''Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.''
--->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''

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-->''Three ->''"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.''
--->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''
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-->-- '''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''
17th Dec '15 10:51:06 PM Mitis
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Manga/OnePiece'' SelfInsertFic ''Fanfic/ThisBites'', inserted character Jeremiah Cross manages to keep his secret from the crew for a short while…up until he comes down with a case of Primal Cholera that, among other things, dissolves enough of his mental barriers to have him mention several things over the course of his few days of illness that were impossible for him to know. Once he's treated and finds that out in Chapter 12, his reaction is an immensely justified OhCrap, but fortunately the crew forgives him after TheReveal two chapters later.
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15th Sep '15 12:07:55 AM Pichu-kun
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[[folder:Films -- Anime and Manga]]

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[[folder:Films -- Anime [[folder:Anime and Manga]]
6th Sep '15 6:33:43 PM MechWarrior
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When someone gives away sensitive information unintentionally because they can't keep it to themselves. The TropeNamer is the famous slogan from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII "Loose Lips Sink Ships".

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When someone gives away sensitive information unintentionally because they can't keep it to themselves. The TropeNamer [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is the famous slogan from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII "Loose Lips Sink Ships".



Because TechnologyMarchesOn, it's even easier than ever to get people killed by running your mouth off, thanks to websites such as LiveJournal, {{Facebook}}, TVTropes, and ThatOtherWiki. Always beware that when you talk about something that is privileged or secret, you might as well be standing on a roof top with a big sign and a megaphone.

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Because TechnologyMarchesOn, it's even easier than ever to get people killed by running your mouth off, thanks to websites such as LiveJournal, {{Facebook}}, TVTropes, Website/LiveJournal, {{Website/Facebook}}, [[HomePage TVTropes]], and ThatOtherWiki.[[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} that other wiki]]. Always beware that when you talk about something that is privileged or secret, you might as well be standing on a roof top with a big sign and a megaphone.



* As mentioned above, the TropeNamer is the slogan from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, reminding people to be careful what they talk about in public, lest Axis spies pick up valuable clues.

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* As mentioned above, the TropeNamer [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is the slogan from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, reminding people to be careful what they talk about in public, lest Axis spies pick up valuable clues.
15th Aug '15 4:35:14 PM Steven
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* Nondisclosure agreements ([=NDAs=]) is what supposed to keep people from talking in regards to business deals or other sensitive information. If the person breaks the NDA, they can be fined, lose their job, or get sued, depending on the circumstances.
* People that work as Public Relations (or PR) are tasked with making sure that whatever is said about their company doesn't break any rules or paint the company in a bad light, even if it's the truth. Interviews are usually done through a PR or with someone who has a PR on standby to make sure that person doesn't say anything damaging.
* in 2015, a localizer for Nintendo of America appeared on a podcast to talk about Nintendo related topics. One of the topics the person talked about was why Nintendo doesn't bother localizing certain games. Not only did the localizer break the nondisclosure agreement, but his loose lips also made Nintendo look bad by basically telling people that Nintendo won't localize a game that they think won't make them any profits in the long run (while it is the harsh truth, it makes Nintendo look like they'll only make games that will make them money rather than making something that the fans want). The man was promptly fired.
1st Jun '15 4:43:12 PM R1ck1
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* "Journalist" Geraldo Rivera in early 2003, while Rivera was traveling with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq during a Fox News broadcast, Rivera began to disclose an upcoming operation, even going so far as to draw a map in the sand for his audience. The military immediately issued a firm denunciation of his actions, saying it put the operation at risk, and nearly expelled Rivera from Iraq.

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* "Journalist" Journalist Geraldo Rivera in early 2003, while Rivera was traveling with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq during a Fox News broadcast, Rivera began to disclose an upcoming operation, even going so far as to draw a map in the sand for his audience. The military immediately issued a firm denunciation of his actions, saying it put the operation at risk, and nearly expelled Rivera from Iraq.
24th May '15 6:28:51 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Justified}}:

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* ''Series/{{Justified}}:''Series/{{Justified}}'':
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