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The notice applies to users of the Air Force NIPRNET (Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network), which is the only way that many troop stationed overseas and on bases in the U.S. are able to access the Internet.
The last line of the executive summary states:
Users are not to use AF NIPRNET systems to access the Verizon phone records collection and other related news stories because the action could constitute a Classified Message Incident.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by Philippines
As I understand it, both the US and UK armed forces, basically hand over thier right to self determination ,political protest, and most of the trappings of God/birth given free will, by joining up. It is one of many reasons which prevented me from ever taking an interest in a career with any one of the armed forces in my nation.
I have no problem with being trained in the use of firearms, explosives, tactics, long and short term strategy, logistics and so on. What I do have a problem with is being in a position where a commanding officer may one day order me to do something that I consider wrong on a moral basis. I have an over developed sense of justice, so that wouldnt work out well for my superiors in the short term, or myself in the long term.
However, it is not hard to see why the US military would not want thier members reading these leaked items of data. For a start, it is true that recieving the data over an unsecured network is a technical violation of data security which may lead to all manner of unfortunate and totally spurious legal proceedings against armed forces members. But on another tack entirely, if you want a person to continue to bomb the living hell out of a dustbowl whose contents mostly consist of collateral damage recipients, you cannot have them reading all the reasons why they should be considering a career change. It tends to destabilise all the careful de-humanisation work that trainers do, to ensure there is no hesitation when pressing buttons and pulling triggers.
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by Philippines
We have received no such message in the Marine Corps.
But I am not surprised.
Most anything worth looking at is blocked on Govt. Computers. ATS for example is blocked on our networks. And yes, you waive many rights when joining the military.
But it's kind of pointless, with the internet capabilities of cell phones these days. I can just go outside and read whatever I want.
Originally posted by Ghost375
You are reading that wrong.
They state the subject of the leak in the message....
they are saying not to access the actual documents that were leaked.
edit on 10-6-2013 by Ghost375 because: (no reason given)