posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 12:47 PM
Citing cocerns that security could be comprimised, the United States Navy and the Marine Corps has blocked access to e-mail services, such as Yahoo,
Hotmail, AOL and GMail from government computers.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps blocked all access to commercial e-mail services, such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, America Online and Google, from
overseas government computers.
And not just at office workstations.
The block includes access to e-mail services from computers at base libraries and liberty centers that are connected to an official government
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There's a fine line here. I can understand the military's need to protect information, but for most that are overseas, this is their only link to
their families back home. If someone on one of the commercial services is reading their emails (which I doubt), then the military is most likely
reading emails that are sent out from official government email addresses, so from any angle you look at it there's a privacy issue.
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[edit on 28-10-2005 by asala]