U.S. Army clamping down on soldiers' blogs

Soldiers in war zones are already subject to restrictions on blogging and public posts, but the U.S. Army is tightening restrictions on veterans who return and begin posting online, in hopes ensure sensitive information about military operations does not make it to the public. Under a new directive issued in April, soldiers must consult with their immediate supervisor and an officer responsible for what's known within the military as operational security, for a review of planned publications.

Reviews will be needed for Web site postings, blog postings, discussions on Internet information forums and discussions on Internet message boards, according to the Army directive. E-mail that will be published in a public forum is also subject to review under the regulation but because it would be impractical, personal e-mails will not be reviewed.

News source: CNN

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