Marcus Aurelius: NSA Blocks www.publicintelligence.net

Idiocy, IO Impotency, Military
Marcus Aurelius

US Cyber Command (read:  NSA)  has, “for operational reasons,” blocked access to www.publicintelligence.net from DoD computers.  You get a pretty WEBSITE BLOCKED notice.

Block “category” is:  “USCC_WIKILEAKS_BLOCK”
Also contains following blurb:  “This is a DoD enterprise-level protection system intended to reduce risk to DoD users and protect DoD systems from intrusion.  It will block access to high-risk web sites and filter high-risk web content.
As far as I have seen, publicintelligence.net doesn’t do any direct collection by cyber means.  I’m fairly sure that they act as an information aggregator and integrator, receiving and posting stuff independently submitted to them by third parties who may or may not have obtained it legally.
Insofar as I have seen, there is little if any of the WIKILEAKS traffic posted on publicintelligence.net.  I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen classified material on that site.
At least this morning, cryptome.org, which is far edgier, was unblocked.
Phi Beta Iota:  This is as silly as the US Air Force telling its people that they will be punished if any of their family members read Wikileaks.  Micro-management–and especially uninformed micro-management, does not scale.
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