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BLACKOUT: DOD Blocks All Articles About NSA Leaks From Employees

By STEVEN NELSON | June 28, 2013 | US News

The Department of Defense is blocking online access to news reports about classified National Security Agency documents made public by Edward Snowden. The blackout affects all of the department's computers and is part of a department-wide directive.

"Any website that runs information that the Department of Defense still considers classified" is affected, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart told U.S. News in a phone interview.

According to Pickart, news websites that re-report information first published by The Guardian or other primary sources are also affected.

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Fortunately For DOD Employees...

...their favorite porn sites will remain accessible.

So True...

lol..

The dictator dictates

Do this do that orders. There is no private property the dictator dictates. We will take anything anytime. Rules are for you not for the dictator who follows no rules. Since when can the military violate the people to this extent. Exatly who does DOD think they work for?

sovereign

It's a typical response

Kill the messenger instead of questioning the message.

Heard of the first NSA leaker, Russell Tice who spilled the beans on the Bush administration spying on Americans back in 2009?

Yes, you heard it right. No, Snowden is not the first. I think this story helped get Keith Olbermann punted from MSNBC;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqigfE0nBs0 [Olbermann/Tice part 1]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvXX7hliz1U [Olbermann/Tice part 2]

OK, here's the truth to this

As many already know this, I work on the DOD network.

This is about money, nothing really more. If a classified document gets on a DOD computer, it is called spillage and cost upwards of $11,000 per computer to eradicate all classified documents from an unclassified computer. If it gets emailed, then it has to be removed from the server and any recipients. It can cost a lot in the end, so no one is allowed to visit sites that may contain US Classified documents.

Just because they are released, doesn't mean they become unclassified.

Now that said, they also don't want workers not cleared for these document viewing them either, it's a "trust" issue that if your employer doesn't grant you clearance access to certain files, you shouldn't have access to them, Government or Private company.

Sirric

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So where can we purchase a list of NSA employees' emails?

Purchase NSA employees' email addresses, then spam them with news. Imagine the cost of the cleanup! It would be like the wreck of the Olympic! (Oops, I meant Titanic, the Olympic was somewhere else, really...)

I know many people think they should obey when others shout "do not look or listen!" However, nothing natural backs that up. If a document exists, it is going to be read. Even copyright cannot stop documents from being copied inappropriately. So to try to decree a law for this is going against nature[1]. And for government to keep "secrets" from the people, to me is the government lying to the people. And the people are from where the government gets its power.

I intend to spread truth wherever possible. I look forward to this fourth of July as I've learned a lot in the past year that I intend to share (lovingly, hopefully, not brow-beatingly, but I know some of my obtuse relatives will raise their voices in an attempt to stop my logic and engage my reptilian brain, and I'm working on strategies to avoid that). (In other words, Matrix dwellers don't want to leave, and will actively fight back against efforts to help free them.)

So if I'm in possession of a document that describes a crime, there is a strong possibility that I will share it with others who can help do something about that crime. Regardless of what anybody tells me I am "authorized" to do with it.

[1] -- "You cannot go against nature, because when you do go against nature, is part of nature too." Love and Rockets, "No New Tale to Tell": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riECZcTK58M

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The constitution dont matter right.

Its all reasonable to you right?

sovereign

I think it's also about CYA

Governments everywhere love CYA, it's their secret mantra.

So the Department of War does

So the Department of War does care about wasteful spending? :)

LET'S SEE.....

...now that all of America's enemys have ALL of Snowden's data, our government is making an all-out effort to keep the American people in the dark. Makes one wonder who the Government is really afraid of!

James

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So, for the people who already have a behind-the-scenes view,

They are being blocked from seeing what outsiders see as the inside?

This is truly bizarre.

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Yes!

It has been determined that it would be against the best interests of our intelligence agencies if currently employed intelligence agents were to get civilian confirmation from the 'outside', that they are, in fact, actively engaged in gathering intelligence.

To be specific:

Military Intelligence.

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HA!

That seems like an oxymoron---MILITARY INTELLIGENCE!

Too little too late. All NSA

Too little too late. All NSA and secret agents now know how famous they can be like Edward Snowden. Edward will forever be known as a hero to the American people for snitching on federal government crimes against our highest law in the land.

The affect on government employees is also fun to watch because every secret agent will be under pressure of being watched 24/7 by their colleagues, knowing how easy it is to expose government secrets.

Yup!

I guess they might, now, feel what it's like to be a law abiding citizen of these good ole United States of the Americas! Watched 24/7! That is not freedom!

You to can work for government as a Mushroom.

Great benefits and pension.

Requirement. Live in dark, eat horse manure.

Free includes debt-free!

But at least you get a

But at least you get a pension!

If one believes that a Congress, $17 trillion in debt, can pay!

Will the creditors abandon their claim to the pensioners?

Free includes debt-free!

Bond. Treasury Bond. [007 Theme Melody Plays in Background]

"Traitors! ® ... In a deadly secret war that never ends." 1962
The most secretive of spies becoming "Heard on the Street" chatter. Perhaps the sequel film release is near.

  • Traitors II
    • Spy thriller!
    • Unlimited budget!
    • All Star Cast of billions!

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Ah - Good One Mark!

Thanks for posting pal..

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MISLEADING TITLE

Not my post, but I will change the title, this is very misleading.

an employer can block whatever content they want. they don't have to pay employees to monitor their mess-ups. it's a distraction.

This is not an attack on the american public.

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A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

Are You One of The Moderators?

Just askin..

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fyi

I rarely use it, as I am just a behind the scenes guy, but when the article headline is not accurate, anyone with the power will change it. we dont want inaccurate information on this site, it makes it look less credible. The article stands on it's own.

If you work for a company and they block Facebook, that isn't censorship, it's blocking wasteful use of time. They should block whatever they deem necessary. I realize it's a gov't instution but if 1,000,000 employees are spending a few hours looking up NSA leaks, that's a lot of time wasted.

They can look it up on their own time.

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A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

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True -- however, just think

Just think of the amount of evil that would be stopped by idling that many in the employ of evil?

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yes

i have mod power

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A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

Thank You!

Appreciate the quick response

Important article, but title still a little misleading

It's only on DOD computers, not private citizens, not the entire public, as the title suggest.

Sounds like they're afraid people won't be willing to fight

If they knew they were fighting in the name of tyrants.

is this one of those joke articles?

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Oh, I see..

i thot it was more widespread attempt to block..i see it effects the DOD's computers specifically