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Starting May 14th, the Department of defense, citing security reasons, will block troop access to some of the most popular websites on the planet. Here's the link they provide:
Restricted Access to Internet Entertainment Sites Across DoD Networks
The Department of Defense has a growing concern regarding our unclassified DoD Internet, known as the NIPRNET. The Commander of DoD's Joint Task Force, Global Network Operations has noted a significant increase in the use of DoD network resources tied up by individuals visiting certain recreational Internet sites.
The sites blocked include Myspace, Youtube, MTV, Blackplanet , photobucket, live365, hi5.com, pandora.com, 1.fm, and other sites. The troops WILL be allowed to access the sites from home computers. But, since most troops on assignment in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, etc. are using DOD networks, they would not be allowed to use THEIR personal computers on DOD networks.

 

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Yes, it is crucial that we do everything necessary... by Christie on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 8:25:16 AM
 "Democracy is what come out the end of ... by meremark on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 3:01:30 PM
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is the the military is not a commercial company. I... by Blue Pilgrim on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 10:57:01 AM
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People, this is NOT a big deal -- sites like this ... by davidmsc on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 1:48:42 PM
The amount of time spent on-line by those who have... by Cheryl Biren on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:38:53 PM
i know several guys currently on the ground in ira... by Cheryl Biren on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:34:29 PM
 Big Brother is out of control,To dare mess w... by Eileen Fleming on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:37:34 PM
When you have people like me posting things like t... by Mr. Robin Parsons on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:39:20 PM
The 'good news' seems to be that the BushC... by mary-ann on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:44:50 PM
acts as a barometer of a sort ; three years ago, l... by Tony Forest on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 4:22:08 PM
People, this is not a big deal. Things have always... by Michael Bonanno on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 4:32:06 PM
"To save bandwidth"click here an eye on ... by Tony Forest on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 4:53:30 PM
"Keep an eye on the "opinion" letters these next t... by Tony Forest on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 4:56:46 PM
Do they have access to other internet connector ot... by chris ferry on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 5:19:42 PM
how more and more US Soldiers (Airmen & Marine... by Tony Forest on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 5:22:17 PM
I have worked at Walter Reed AIR and related DoD-a... by John R Moffett on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 5:54:30 PM
The noose is tightening around all our necks. The ... by Mr M on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 5:29:28 PM
Those boys in Iraq must have something wrong with ... by Dom Jermano on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 6:00:51 PM
You are touching on a subject which is vital to th... by Steve on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 8:50:46 PM
This is all about the First Amendment.  ... by Lorring II on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 6:45:01 PM
Did anybody actually expect them to do anything ot... by richard on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:17:45 PM
sew, sow, so, ..... so?... by richard on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:19:42 PM
if anyone knows about "another link that thes... by Tony Forest on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 2:57:40 AM
This is crazy.  The internet is most likely t... by RobinR on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 7:39:22 AM
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