Air Force Blocks Media Sites (blocks Wikileaks)
Dec 15, 2010, 15:35 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Spencer E. Ante, Julian E. Barnes)
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"The U.S. Air Force is blocking its personnel from using work
computers to view the websites of the New York Times and other
major publications that have posted classified diplomatic cables,
people familiar with the matter said.
"Air Force users who try to view the websites of the New York
Times, Britain's Guardian, Spain's El Pais, France's Le Monde or
German magazine Der Spiegel instead get a page that says, "ACCESS
DENIED. Internet Usage is Logged & Monitored," according to a
screen shot reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The notice warns
that anyone who accesses unauthorized sites from military computers
could be punished.
"The Air Force said it had blocked more than 25 websites that
contained the documents, originally obtained by the website
WikiLeaks and published starting late last month, in order to keep
classified material off unclassified computer systems."