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23rd Aug '16 6:37:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSumOfAllFears'' movie has one nuclear scientist's mom giving away some information to Clark that allows him to find the terrorist's nuclear production area.
* Parodied in a flashback in ''{{Airplane}}'': The hero tells his girlfriend that he's going to be sent out on a mission soon. He then goes on to mention exactly where he's going, what he's going to be bombing, what time of day they'll be attacking, how high they'll be flying, and what direction they'll be coming in from. But he refuses to give her a rough estimate of when he'll be back from the mission, because that's classified.

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* ''TheSumOfAllFears'' ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' movie has one nuclear scientist's mom giving away some information to Clark that allows him to find the terrorist's nuclear production area.
* Parodied in a flashback in ''{{Airplane}}'': ''Film/{{Airplane}}'': The hero tells his girlfriend that he's going to be sent out on a mission soon. He then goes on to mention exactly where he's going, what he's going to be bombing, what time of day they'll be attacking, how high they'll be flying, and what direction they'll be coming in from. But he refuses to give her a rough estimate of when he'll be back from the mission, because that's classified.
22nd Aug '16 8:35:17 AM nielas
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** Robert Townsend became part owner of a tavern specifically so he would be able to eavesdrop on British officers talking too openly after they had a few drinks. His business partner is a Loyalist but uses the trope himself to get scoops for the newspaper he publishes. Robert is thus able to sneak into his partner's office and read a story that is supposed to be published in a few days after a surprise British attack has been launched. Robert passes the information to the Americans who attack first and rout the British.
29th Jul '16 3:36:37 AM AgProv
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* 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.

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* 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. This is also a legitimate reason why social media accounts belonging to employees are monitored. [[http://winningdemocrats.com/racist-gets-fired-after-posting-disgusting-comments-about-michelle-obama-on-twitter-images/ People have been sacked for speaking out on social media in a way that brings bad publicity to the company]].
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.
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