posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 09:36 AM
The UK Defence Advisory Committee (D-Notice) have apparently asked the operator of a Stockport (UK) site to close.
24 June2004: The operator of the Stockport-based site has removed it today due to public and press furor. The operator asked Cryptome to remove the
link to the site from this file and another long-standing link to it from Cryptome's Eyeball series index.
The site operator was told several times in recent days by the UK D-Notice Committee that nothing on the site was illegal but today the Committee
agreed that it was best to close the site.
"Secret Base" Page
Acording to the Gloucester Echo newspaper, the the information held on sites such as this "could be of immeasurable help to terrorists".
TERROR IS ONE CLICK AWAY - EXPERT
10:30 - 24 June 2004
Defence expert Tony Mason has hit out at military enthusiasts for revealing secret information about GCHQ on the internet.
The Cheltenham-based Air Vice Marshal spoke out after security experts expressed fears that Army fans may have inadvertently breached the Official
Secrets Act. One Stockport-based site includes extensive photographs of the past and present GCHQ buildings in Cheltenham, and also reveals an SAS
training area in Herefordshire.
The high-security military communications base at Defford, Worcestershire, is also subject to scrutiny.
The details and photos have been published on unofficial websites.
The web-site Cryptome has mirrored the site without approval of the site.
It remains to be seen whether other UK sites will be asked to self censor following requests from the Defence Advisory Committee. This could be the
start of a censorship campaign in the UK, just as the new Freedom of Information Act comes into force in 2005.
[edit on 25-6-2004 by zero lift]
[edit on 25-6-2004 by John bull 1]