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The Army is reportedly blocking internal, internet access for all military personnel from being able to see The Guardian reports of Edward Snowden's NSA whistleblower articles. Maybe read that sentence again. It's a bit wordy, and might take a sec to sink in.. Military personnel are currently unable to pull up the coverage over the Edward Snowden story.
An army official questioned about this said that it's routine for the Defense Department to take "network hygiene
" action to prevent disclosure of classified information. "We make every effort to balance the need to preserve information access with operational security
," a local California newspaper quoted this Army spokesman as saying. "However there are strict policies and directives in place regarding protecting and handling classified information
Is this right? Should we, as US civilians have more transparency and access to information than our military personnel?? What do you make of the term 'network hygiene'?
Here's the article that broke the story: http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_23554739/restricted-web-access-guardian-...s