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U.S. Military "banned" from viewing Wikileaks.

carp3_noct3m (1185697) writes | about 4 years ago

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carp3_noct3m (1185697) writes "The U.S. Pentagon has attempted to ban military members from viewing the recently leaked documents on Wikileaks. They say that just because the information is now in the public domain, that it is still classified, and that accessing the documents even from a personal computer is "willingly committing a security violation". I dug a bit further into this, and the Marine Corps apparently thinks that if military personell, especially those with security clearance, purposely accessed the wikileaks website to view classified info "they have willingly placed classified information on an open network not authorized to view classified information and have willingly committed a security violation." I am personally left almost speechless at this disconnect from reality the military is showing. I am an USMC Iraq war vet, and find these policies completely ridiculous and showing of the inability of our supposedly technologically knowledgeable military to fuse this knowledge with policy. Mostly due to the political pressure that has erupted to "take care of" the Wikileaks problem. What do my fellow /.ers think?"
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