6 posts • joined Monday 7th May 2007 12:52 GMT
This isn't new
I work IT for the Army, and these sites have always been filtered, every military network I've been on. It's just official now. Even when I was in Iraq they had these sites in a Websense filter and such.
From an IT standpoint it's a great move, at least on the MySpace part because lots of users are idiots and will just about fall for any scam that's out there. Spyware and malware would become a big problem. Plus noone would ever get work done, believe me most of our users waste time on the internet as it is.
The people crying that it's a stifling of free speech are just idiots. I've always been able to get to email and plenty of other sites on military networks. Hell you can CGI Proxy most times anyways, so if you have the know how, nothings stopping you anyways.
I saw this in the newspaper and my first thought was "They're already banned....and always have been..."
To the posters
To the poster of "They've done it before" and Ken Lord:
*Queue sinister music* Dum dum dum dum dummmmmmm
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