Saturday, March 01, 2008

Air Force Restricts Access to Blogs

I just read an interesting and infuriating piece about the Air Force and their decision to block access to any URL that has the word ‘blog’ in it and a lot of other sites they want to block.
AFNOC has imposed bans on all sites with “blog” in their URLs, thus cutting off any sites hosted by Blogspot. Other blogs, and sites in general, are blocked based on content reviews performed at the base, command and AFNOC level.

What is amazing is they are now determining what is a credible news source, and they point to the NY Times (Don’t get me started).

The worst part about this is, if you are state side in the Air Force, no big deal. After work you can go home and read any blog you want. But if you are deployed away from home for 6-12 months time and time again and you would like to read a blog about, say, your favorite sports team, you are SOL.

So congratulations, Air Force. You have managed to find yet another way to make deployments away from home shittier! Aim High, stupid.

Read all about this at Scott’s Morning Brew. (Thanks Scott)

UPDATE: Apperently this is trendy... In Japan now. Check it out (Thanks to Scott again)

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