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The U.S. Air Force has blocked access on its network to more than 25 media websites, including the New York Times, and the Guardian, that have posted the secret U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.
Pentagon Spokesman Col. Dave Lapan told Fox News this is not a Pentagon-wide blockage of the media sites carrying WikiLeaks documents.
It could also be a decision that is reversed Lapan said. "It's not hard to reflip the switch," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Darryn James said.
Lapan and James said the reason the Air Force decided to do this is to protect what they called "spillage
The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of causing the information to be publicized widely and to a greater extent than would have occurred if no contrary action had been attempted. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, following a 2003 incident in which her attempts to suppress photographs of her residence inadvertently generated further publicity.
Originally posted by Zeptepi
And what the hell is "spillage"???
Is that bigger than "leakage"??
Are they starting a new classification system??
9 Call Noah
This is an all time new low for the AF.
Pathetic.edit on 14-12-2010 by Zeptepi because: I had to add 2.5 seepage