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SarasotaRepub
11-29-2010, 07:05 AM
This is of course a hot story and I know people will post about it but I'm asking everyone to limit their stories to just stuff from the New York Times or The Guardian.


Anything else and it may be deleted.

Thx.


SR

marv
12-05-2010, 12:55 PM
Just a note, the WikiLeaks [dot]org was shut down, but it's back up as a [dot]ch domain name.

[dot]ch is China.

hampshirebrit
12-05-2010, 12:59 PM
No, .ch is Switzerland.

Adam Wood
12-05-2010, 03:45 PM
Just a note, the WikiLeaks [dot]org was shut down, but it's back up as a [dot]ch domain name.

[dot]ch is China.


No, .ch is Switzerland.

Yep. .cn is China. .ch is Switzerland.

Bleda
12-05-2010, 04:10 PM
This is of course a hot story and I know people will post about it but I'm asking everyone to limit their stories to just stuff from the New York Times or The Guardian.


Anything else and it may be deleted.

Thx.


SR

May I ask why? Do you mean no one should link to Wikileaks itself, but CNN and similar news outlets are allowed? I don't understand why it's just the NYT and Guardian. :confused:

djones520
12-05-2010, 04:14 PM
May I ask why? Do you mean no one should link to Wikileaks itself, but CNN and similar news outlets are allowed? I don't understand why it's just the NYT and Guardian. :confused:

Legal issues. Pissed off government. Lots of words. Shut the website down. Yadda yadda yadda.

Bleda
12-05-2010, 04:19 PM
So why not CNN, Fox News, and others? Or am I misunderstanding and SR is referring to original Wikileaks material published by the New York Times, the Guardian, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and El Pais?

djones520
12-05-2010, 04:49 PM
So why not CNN, Fox News, and others? Or am I misunderstanding and SR is referring to original Wikileaks material published by the New York Times, the Guardian, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and El Pais?

Because that is the information that was passed to us by official sources. Op Ed peices discussing the leaks are fine, but anything that actually referrences the leaks specifically must come from those sites or will be deleted.

Bleda
12-05-2010, 04:59 PM
I see. I'm guessing it's for accuracy's sake.

PoliCon
12-05-2010, 05:05 PM
I really don't think we should any of us be party to posting specifics from those documents myself . . . . Why would any of us want to contribute to what amounts to treason and espionage??

Odysseus
12-07-2010, 11:35 AM
Be advised that just because information has been leaked, that doesn't mean that it is declassified, and anyone who downloads or views it can be held liable for dissemination of classified information. This is especially true for military personnel. This message is making the rounds via AKO and other Army sites, and it would probably be a good idea for it to be posted here:


WIKILEAKS IS NOT AUTHORIZED

As you may have seen on the news recently, a new cache of classified documents has been released on the WikiLeaks website.

As a security reminder to all Soldiers, individuals should not access the WikiLeaks web site to view, download, or print any information which is potentially classified. All personnel are reminded that the accessing of classified information on an unclassified network, either on government or privately owned computers, could constitute a security violation or place our national security at risk.

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, classified information shall not be declassified automatically as a result of any unauthorized disclosure and will remain classified until it is formally declassified by an appropriate authority. Therefore, information on the internet which is or appears to be classified should be handled as such until it is properly declassified. The unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or
negligent handling of classified information may result in termination of security clearance, termination of employment, or prosecution.

Finally, personnel are reminded that the following of proper security procedures is an individual responsibility, and is not to be taken lightly.

hampshirebrit
12-07-2010, 12:16 PM
Be advised that just because information has been leaked, that doesn't mean that it is declassified, and anyone who downloads or views it can be held liable for dissemination of classified information. This is especially true for military personnel. This message is making the rounds via AKO and other Army sites, and it would probably be a good idea for it to be posted here:

Thanks for the clarification, Major.

I think this is important enough to warrant "sticky-ing" the thread for the time being.

Rockntractor
04-25-2011, 11:18 PM
A reminder for WikiLeaks threads.