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Twelve Sites Now Banned By the U.S. Military

By KJ Mullins     May 14, 2007 in Internet
The United States military is banning a total of twelve sites for their computer system starting today. The ban includes the popular You Tube and My Space sites.
Personnel will be able to use their own personal computers to access the sites.
But for the troops in the middle east the ban limits what they can access. The soldiers serving overseas in the war zones often only have the use of the military computers.
The government says that the recreational use of the sites cause drag times for the computer system.
This war has been as much an information war as an armed war. Both sides have used sites such as You Tube to post footage of attacks and counteracts.The Army recently began posting videos on YouTube showing soldiers defeating insurgents and befriending Iraqis.
The soldiers doing the work though will not be able to view any of this good.
The sites covered by the ban are the video-sharing sites YouTube, Metacafe, IFilm, StupidVideos, and FileCabi, the social networking sites MySpace, BlackPlanet and Hi5, music sites Pandora, MTV, and 1.fm, and live365, and the photo-sharing site Photobucket.
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