The Air Force Doesn’t Like You

If you contribute to or own a blog, in which the word ‘blog’ is contained in the title (for example http://googleblog.blogspot.com/) the US Air Force is blocking you. The AF has “cut off access to all external websites that contain the term “blog” in the URL. The official argument is that blogs aren’t legitimate media outlets and therefore, shouldn’t be read at work.” Ouch! So those of us using WP are somehow in the clear (and more legitimate? I don’t think so..) but all those blogspot writers are NSFW.  “At least one senior Air Force official calls the squeeze so “utterly stupid, it makes me want to scream.” 

Via Digital  Inspiration-full story at Wired

One response to “The Air Force Doesn’t Like You”

  1. Good Grief, this story or the issue of Air Force blocking blogs just made it to the Coast Guard end of the blogosphere. At our end of internet, we have not all been blocked as of yet, but rumblings inside Coast Guard Headquarters point in that direction. We have uncovered what has been labeled the “ugly underbelly” of the Coast Guard and report on issues they sooner not have discussed. Of the three main blogs, CoastGuardReport.org, and two others we take on issues that otherwise would not be discussed at the level and with the sources inside the Coast Guard we use.
    As the Coast Guard tries to come to grips with its new and increased missions since 911, along with its increased funding, we have much to report on. From the failed 27 billion dollar acquisition portfolio to upgrade the Coast Guard’s aged and deteriorating fleet of ships and aircraft, to a base infrastructure that is largely made up of base hand-me-downs from the other services, they have much to do. Coast Guards 27 billion dollar acquisition portfolio is still being managed today by an Admiral with ZERO professional acquisition training, qualifications or certifications. Why the congress let alone the Commandant of the Coast Guard don’t tackle that easy fix is beyond anything anyone outside the Coast Guard can fathom.
    Good Luck Bloggers!

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