Friday, July 31, 2009

Military May Ban Twitter, Facebook As Security ‘Headaches’

From The Danger Room:

The U.S. military is strongly considering a near-total ban on Twitter, Facebook, and all other social networking sites throughout the Department of Defense, multiple sources within the armed forces tell Danger Room.

It’s the latest twist in the Defense Department’s tangled relationship with so-called “Web 2.0″ sites. But while earlier social media blockades have been thrown up over bandwidth and secrecy concerns, this fresh ban stems from fears that Facebook and the like make it far too easy for hackers and cybercrooks to gain access to the military’s networks.

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My Comment: I expect Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites to start protecting their platforms very soon. The negative publicity that hackers are giving to these networks .... including critical comments from institutions like the U.S. military .... will only help to speed this process up.

Personally .... I hope the Pentagon does not act to quickly on this matter. Social networks play a crucial and important role in maintaining the moral of our troops. Banning it will only hurt everyone.

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