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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    They give "Security Reasons"...But I think they're also trying to control what the Troops have access to. I'll bet B.O. has a hand in this.

    Marines Ban Twitter, MySpace, Facebook | Danger Room | Wired.com


    They are banning them because there have been a few incidents of soldiers revealing their location via Facebook, MySpace, and other social networking sites. Yes, it's a security risk to their entire unit.

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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Why do people post articles w/o reading them?

    Dude, read your own article!!

    Banning those sites is totally reasonable and makes perfect sense. Loose lips sink ships.

    They should have banned the carrying of digital cameras and cell phone cameras in detainment centers a long time ago.

    As technology and the internet changes (especially with Twitter and Facebook) you can't take any chances and risk the security of a mission.

    And your comment about the President is either hyper-partisan lameness or a total lack of understanding of how the military works.
    I bet you wouldn't be saying that a couple of years ago.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Yeah,,,I was a kid during Nam. True...We ran across NonComs like you, and we let them "Lead". They came from a Supply Depot, or Typing Pool. We'd let them tell us where the Latrine was, or Chow Hall. That was about it.
    NonComs like me? Once again....you don't even know me or my experiences. Aren't you the one overreacting to "censorship" and now diving into a personal battle with a 17 year Marine who has spent all combat tours across the world in Infantry Battalions and Regiments? Frankly, you don't rate to know of my experiences because of your immature behavior.

    But it is funny that you needed someone to tell you where a toilet was in Vietnam. Today's Grunt is a bit smarter I guess. Or were you the exception back then and needed personal guidance to such things?
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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    I read that the Marines have "controlled" what the Troops can see, and hear. You've decided that's perfectly "OK" with you. Then,,,you procede to state that even MORE Censorship is needed.

    Please...
    Yeah.

    That's perfectly okay.

    They're in uniform to kill people, not make social contacts.

    Perhaps you should enlist and learn what being in the service is about before posting nonsense.

    “These internet sites in general are a proven haven for malicious actors and content and are particularly high risk due to information exposure, user generated content and targeting by adversaries,” reads a Marine Corps order, issued Monday. “The very nature of SNS [social network sites] creates a larger attack and exploitation window, exposes unnecessary information to adversaries and provides an easy conduit for information leakage that puts OPSEC [operational security], COMSEC [communications security], [and] personnel… at an elevated risk of compromise.”

    The Marines’ ban will last a year. It was drawn up in response to a late July warning from U.S. Strategic Command, which told the rest of the military it was considering a Defense Department-wide ban on the Web 2.0 sites, due to network security concerns. Scams, worms, and Trojans often spread unchecked throughout social media sites, passed along from one online friend to the next. “The mechanisms for social networking were never designed for security and filtering. They make it way too easy for people with bad intentions to push malicious code to unsuspecting users,” a Stratcom source told Danger Room.
    That's the essense. The military bans servicemen from going to certain bars and districts in town, forbade sailors from getting tatoos in Hong Kong, etc, because those places were deemed unsafe in some manner, either too much clap or men were getting rolled. A computer getting the clap on the battlefield from a Facebook encounter could get men killed and the opportunities of leaking restricted operational info to the enemy is too big a risk.

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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Cut it for who? You? Free speech is a civilian's luxury. Not a military's. And when it comes to the military and the Internet, information kills. They can write letters, talk on the phone, read and receive e-mails, watch the news, and read newspapers. They cannot eat up bandwidth on blog sites, talk about mission sensitive information, or connect to sites known for intriducing viruses into networks.

    What is it exactly that you are bitching about in regards to "free speech" or censorship?
    Oh, jeez....in WWII troops had their letters out censored, the news being broadcast and printed was censored.

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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Oh, jeez....in WWII troops had their letters out censored, the news being broadcast and printed was censored.
    This ain't World War II. You may as well tell me that troops during the Civil War didn't have GPS.

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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    [COLOR="Navy"]They give "Security Reasons"...But I think they're also trying to control what the Troops have access to. I'll bet B.O. has a hand in this.
    I can't see anything wrong with this. Given the fact that you can place your location on these sites, if enough of your unit do this, they can determine troop placement.

    This isn't a conspiracy, this is indeed for security.

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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    This ain't World War II. You may as well tell me that troops during the Civil War didn't have GPS.
    I was merely pointing out that control of information both from and to the troops is standard military practice.

    I don't know that they're going to do when mental telepathy is invented and we can do away with all this twitter nonsense.

    I was in the submarine service. We couldn't even tell our wives when we'd be back when we sailed on a Monday, and the crew on the boat had ZERO access to contact ashore. I hear the wusses in the Navy these days have e-mail, even the submariners.
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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    NonComs like me? Once again....you don't even know me or my experiences. Aren't you the one overreacting to "censorship" and now diving into a personal battle with a 17 year Marine who has spent all combat tours across the world in Infantry Battalions and Regiments? Frankly, you don't rate to know of my experiences because of your immature behavior.

    But it is funny that you needed someone to tell you where a toilet was in Vietnam. Today's Grunt is a bit smarter I guess. Or were you the exception back then and needed personal guidance to such things?
    You got "Personal" a long time ago. Starting with your Censorship of my Lines. And your disrespect towards me,,,from the beginning of my Post. As you are now.

    I think of you as nothing more than the cost of a frag grenade. Less a bit,,,since I don't believe a damm thing you've said.

    You're a B/S'er. You've never seen Combat. A Liar...A Back-Stabber.

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    Re: Marines Ban "Selected" Websites....

    At ease!!!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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