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    U.S. to Federal Workers: If you Read Wikileaks, You're Breaking the Law

    US to federal workers: If you read WikiLeaks, you're breaking the law - CSMonitor.com

    The federal government reasons that, published or not, the cables released by WikiLeaks are still classified documents. So it is warning employees from the Library of Congress to its far-flung foot soldiers not to access WikiLeaks and the mirror sites it and other information activists are feverishly setting up.

    In some cases the warnings have extended even to accessing media reports about the disclosures. Accessing classified information without clearance is tantamount to breaking the law, the warnings go, and could damage one’s government career or even end it.

    Federal agencies are not blocking WikiLeaks and mirror websites, but some government employee advocates deem the warnings a form of censorship.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has made censorship-free Internet access a top priority of her dealings with authoritarian countries like China, some rights activists note. But now that the shoe is on the other foot, they add, the US government is violating its own policies.

    The State Department was drawn into the censorship controversy after at least two universities warned students that they could be jeopardizing future diplomatic careers by accessing WikiLeaks documents still considered classified by the government.

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    Re: U.S. to Federal Workers: If you Read Wikileaks, You're Breaking the Law

    You're fast becoming my resource for Wiki news.

    This seems plain silly to me. It quacks and walks like internet censorship by the United States government. So guess what?
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    Re: U.S. to Federal Workers: If you Read Wikileaks, You're Breaking the Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're fast becoming my resource for Wiki news.

    This seems plain silly to me. It quacks and walks like internet censorship by the United States government. So guess what?
    Well, thanks. I've become insatiably fascinated by this story.

    And, as far as the U.S. government's actions, they're ridiculous and unenforceable.

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    Re: U.S. to Federal Workers: If you Read Wikileaks, You're Breaking the Law

    Lol this is hilarious and pitiful. Mare they also supposed to not read news articles about it, and must turn off the television when a story involving the cables comes on?

    What a joke. The funny part is that the news agencies and NOT Wikileaks were the first to publish nearly all of the 900 or so cables so far released.
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    Re: U.S. to Federal Workers: If you Read Wikileaks, You're Breaking the Law

    U.S. to Federal Workers:

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