Saturday, June 29, 2013

DoD Blocks Millions of Computers From Viewing Alternative News

Eric Blair
Activist Post

After the initial surge of web traffic to alternative news websites following The Guardian breaking the NSA spying story, traffic has slowed considerably despite the continued interest in the NSA story as well as other alternative headlines.

This dramatic drop in traffic may be due to broad censorship by the Department of Defense on "millions of computers".

What began as a rumor that the military brass was ordering soldiers not to view news about the whistleblower leak about the NSA has swelled into a confirmed military-wide censorship campaign using a high-tech computer filtering system.

The US News and World Report is reporting that the DoD is blocking access to all articles related to the NSA scandal from all DoD computers. The filter reportedly effects millions of computers and potentially thousands of alternative news and civil liberties websites.

According to U.S. News:
The Department of Defense is blocking online access to news reports about classified National Security Agency documents made public by Edward Snowden. The blackout affects all of the department's computers and is part of a department-wide directive.
"Any website that runs information that the Department of Defense still considers classified" is affected, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart told U.S. News in a phone interview. 
According to Pickart, news websites that re-report information first published by The Guardian or other primary sources are also affected
"If that particular website runs an article that our filters determine has classified information... the particular content on that website will remain inaccessible," he said.
Pickart said the blackout affects "millions" of computers on "all Department of Defense networks and systems."
This is perhaps one of the most shocking displays of blatant censorship in the history of the United States. The idea that classified information should still be treated as "off limits" to regular military personnel after its broad release to the public makes no sense.

Unless, of course, they don't want soldiers learning the truth about what their government is doing for fear that they may recognize who the true enemies of the Constitution are.

Or this may simply be a beta test of the government's technical capability to filter Internet traffic away from certain news stories and the websites that carry them.

In either case, this should be a HUGE story in itself.  Draconian Internet censorship has finally arrived in a big way.

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like hackers hacking the hackers.
I'll always remember those (in) famous words; "If you have nothing to hide........"

Anonymous said...

Another false flag perhaps? Suggest Snowden as a plant to further the internet censorship 'right' of the DoD and the Corporate Owned Government of the United States.

If you read this article that's how it will play out.

Anonymous said...

Almost time to shut EVERYTHING down and head to the back woods...

Anonymous said...

I have been thinkin along the same lines, the press doesn't report on anything unless it is furthering the agenda. Look how much march on Monsanto was covered.....I seen Snowden on mainstream media. All the news is made up horse sht. Why can't people see the misdirection. One of the oldest hustles around since the 3 nut shells and a rock.

Anonymous said...

Many times One MUST RE- Load two to three times, to VIEW What is termed objectionable or Politically IN Correct/ Truthful info.

Dr. Paul Blake, N.D. said...

The intelligence level at the DOD is well described as "the rest of them" by Will Rogers below.

There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

Happy Healthy Trails
Doc Blake

Anonymous said...

Wake up and smell the barbed wire! Police state is well and truly entrenched.

Anonymous said...

Most people are just not interested. They are busy living, working, enjoying life. Since I woke up in 2008, I have not enjoyed life much. Sometimes I wish I were still asleep and enjoying life. That is hard to do when you wake up and see the truth. I have tried, but I can't go back to sleep!

Anonymous said...

If it's a false flag to further their agenda, or if they're afraid the rest of the sheeple will wake up and start paying attention, or whatever, they're doing a bang-up job of it.

Anyone know of a desert island for sale?

Anonymous said...

Again, what do you expect when you have criminals in charge of the country. Trouble is the average person NOT seeing information will expect the worst.

Right now the people of this country are the elitists and the low life are in power. They will remain the low life until they start behaving in a law abiding manner.

Anonymous said...

Have any of y'all had your posts moderated (subject to approval)?

Anonymous said...

I am with the false flag line, Snowden makes no sense. We all knew what the intel was doing, he hasn't revealed anything new. I suspect that he is a planted agent, with a false history. Tell me how he can copy 'classified' documents onto a usb drive (they are disabled in many companies) with ease, then jump on a plane to China? The Chinese rumble him so let him go...to Russia? Russia rumbles him, so won't let him into the country. The plant has failed his mission, so his father, rather than keep a plan to retrieve him secret, broadcasts a notion that he can return to the US under some sort of immunity. This has all the hallmarks of a very clumsy operation that failed miserably.

laverneisgold said...

Well Dr. Blake as a woman I'd rather learn by reading and observation. There is information that one can read and there is information that can only be observed.Therefore I can always remain " well informed".

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:18 AM --- I've been posting on AP for about 2 years. All of my posts have been moderated. I think it applies to everyone??

Anonymous said...

I can't say that I buy the "Snowden's a plant" scenario, and here's why: This guy has an I.Q. above room temperature and must therefore be
aware of the glee with which the PTB's are known to often toast their patsies (ala oswald, etc,) so The feather of justice seems to be weighing against that story line for me.

The, for me, much more likely argument is that here's a Ron Paul supporter who's been inspired by his 30+ years of selfless service in
the cause of liberty and justice and has arrived at the conclusion within his soul that these principles are worth far more than comfort
and "security" and has decided to act toward purchasing them, though the price may be that of his life.

It has been said that a hero dies but once, a coward, a thousand times. You GO, Edward

Anonymous said...

Au contraire! The lame stream presstitutes are sometimes forced to cover things if they're big enough and the alternatives have raised a
big enough stink about it, because multivalent members of their audience begin to loudly question:"Why not?"

On a different subject, I'd like to address the possible "get-out-of-jail-free" cards Ed Snowden may be in possession of, along with the associated "dead-man" drops and other accoutriments.

My opinion is that these measures often have a limited shelf-life.It seems to me that every scumbag many would love to see gone are
socking away as many of these suckers as they can lay their hands on, since whenever somebody else plays one, well, the identical one they're holding has just lost 100% of its value, now hasn't it? Kind of like after Germany demands their gold, and Libya demands their gold
and India and China demand theirs, well, Brazil may as well be whistling Dixie, because the well is dry and the tungsten is now electroplated.
So Ed, My advice is: In for a penny, in for a pound.The establishment hates whistleblowers so much because they devalue the currency the
establishment trades in, all their secrets keeping them alive and in power.Is there any substantial flushing likely to occur should you
choose to play your cards on the upward facing pile, rather than holding them in abeyance of your possible demise?

I'm not in your shoes, just something to ponder,but think for a moment; if there are others depending on those same cards in their
possession, the devaluation of those cards would not only send the rats scurrying for the scuppers, but would be enormously liberating for many good heads in the system.

Saving ones skin is admittedly an outcome to be desired, but once that is secured, perhaps you might consider the results of such a course. Thanks, Ed, and I hope you somehow get my "message in a bottle."

Anonymous said...

Ahh yes. The world embraces Edward Snowden and his apocalyptic and breath-taking revelations of National and International past, present, current future undertakings of information gathering, intelligence, espionage, Fusion Centers, and information sharing between Governmental agencies and Intelligence Agencies both foreign and domestic. So, what did Snowden reveal that was not already known or suspected? As, there is nothing new under the sun. Indeed, the world loves embracing various selected occasional supposed educated Idiots such as leading up to the 2008 election which brought forth Obama and his dire wanting of 'Change'. And now Ed Snowden and his revelations of domestic and international spying and Information gathering. Perhaps the Sheeple will swallow the bait as like they did back in 2008.

FunCoTech said...

I admit that nothing Snowden revealed was a surprise to me - project Eschelon has been sucking up private data for Decades, but, Big But, he provided PROOF.. Solid Documentary Proof that a MSM outlet like the Guardian HAD to publish. Once they had published it, other MSM also HAD to follow or they would be outing themselves as controlled spin outlets.
The greatest effect, long term, of these revelations is the number of people that are currently that bit more open to "Crazy Conspiracy Theories"

Anonymous said...

Even though I use Linux as my OS the past two weeks visits to AP and Icke websites results in computer lock up. I have started to use bitmessage for email service. Hope others follow as the evil empire flexes its tentacles. Civil War is here and real, wake up everyone.

Anonymous said...

Back to the quill and paper and snail mail!

Anonymous said...

title is a little misleading, should read dod block dod from reading A news sites.... this really isnt much nor is it curbing freedom of speech , the dod is a corporation just like walmart, this equates to walmart blocking lawsuites filed or such from people reading at work.... now if they blocked dod empolyees from home from viewing,THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A STORY

companies dont have to let you use the internet at all, let alone what is or isnt viewed

Anonymous said...

This article is incredibly misleading. The DoD blocks these websites on their own computers. Much like many companies have firewalls that filter what their employees can and cannot look at.

Anonymous said...

I've been posting and going to same websites on same computer for past 2 years and never had any problems until after this story broke. This stinking government has definitely sunk to a new low. Further proof is when I use a private search engine, like ixquick I quickly get on a site, but without a private search, the computer locks up. No coincidence. Never had the problem before and nothing wrong with the computer. NSA stinks and so do all the other yellow cowards.

Anonymous said...

Just a note on encryption. Use Triple DES encryption for files. So far it has been the best way to avoid quick decodes. Uses 2 password checks during the decryption of triple pass variation. It takes the best tools the gov't agencies currently have over 2 years to break it down manually. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

In the word of peter take it up with my but cause hes the only one who gives a crap.

Anonymous said...

For three days now I've been getting a message at the bottom of my screen saying activist post has locked up because of a "long running script." This happens every time I open an AP article. I have click the Stop button in order to scroll down again. This has never happened before. Weird.

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