Blackout: Defense Department Blocks All Articles About NSA Leaks From ‘Millions’ of Computers – Washington Whispers (usnews.com)

Blackout: Defense Department Blocks All Articles About NSA Leaks From 'Millions' of Computers - Washington Whispers (usnews.com)

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.

“If that particular website runs an article that our filters determine has classified information… the particular content on that website will remain inaccessible,” he said.

via Blackout: Defense Department Blocks All Articles About NSA Leaks From ‘Millions’ of Computers – Washington Whispers (usnews.com).

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