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into July, many of the German soldiers were forced to shut down the network or blog after another transformation – the German Defense Ministry has banned soldiers set up blog. Not long before, the Chinese military the new “House rules” also clear that the military must not create a personal page, write a blog. Tide in today’s networks, because the military use of blog, microblogging or social networking sites due to leakage, the army has become more and more headaches.
more Army of the blog say
“Global Times” reporter has the German version of the Google search and found many German soldiers blog . Some of the German Wehrmacht which recorded the lives, and some reveal the secret of equipment, as well as the analysis of international military strategy. The blog not only on the text, as well as pictures, video, and even according to the Force Commander of life. However, almost all of these blog updates or changes to stop at the beginning of the content. According to the German “Time” weekly reports, this change is due to the German Defence Force has banned soldiers from using blog and microblogging. German Defense Ministry that the soldiers not the Defense Ministry spokesman, can not have a say. And the soldiers should follow the “silent obligations”, because many soldiers blog distribute information without permission issued by the military, and some is confidential. Most importantly, blog, facebook, and the spread of micro-Bo, which means Department of Defense will have lost control. Allegedly, the German military law to ban public expression of the military thing, “This is a security mechanism.”
the German Wehrmacht was not the only blog to say no army. June 26, according to Agence France-Presse reported, the latest version of the People’s Liberation Army, “House rules”, the clear not to make the military build personal pages, writing the blog requirements. Agence France-Presse said, “China’s military not to open the Internet blog is very complex, involving military secrets, should be wary of online trap.” Prior to overseas intelligence agencies often by Chinese military and military enthusiasts blog site analysis of the information posted on to find the Chinese military secrets “clues.” British “Jane’s Defense Weekly” editor Firestone Dide on the “Global Times” reporter admitted that their understanding of the development of Sino-Russian military, it is mostly through military sites on the Internet and blog-related analysis was to of.
but even with the ban, can be effectively implemented or problems. In March, an army soldier’s personal page on facebook, wrote their own artillery unit attached to the 3 raid set at a West Bank village, “if circumstances permit, we are 4 back.” Because of his own troops to the details, start time and place of battle “confession” was crystal clear, army was forced to cancel the raid plan. However, an army officer told the “Global Times” reporter, in fact, there are special military army soldiers how to use the phone, Internet and other means of communication to be strictly limited. It is reported that army into Gaza, the West Bank, Israel and the Lebanese border in northern areas, is strictly prohibited to send a signal to bring any personal items. The military also provides in-service military personnel may not write a blog, twitter, etc., even if the army does not write things and not associated with any line. But even with such a strict military law, is still unable to prevent leaks from occurring.
U.S. hesitation on the blog
contrast, the soldiers set up blog and social networking sites on the management of the U.S. military is more relaxed. Pentagon memorandum issued in February this year, allowing soldiers to use non-classified computer login facebook, twitter, Youtube and other sites. But this process also twists and turns.
With the continuing war on terror shrink from about 19,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and the subsequent rise of the blog field. To prevent the weariness of the soldiers spread the blog in August last year the U.S. Marine Corps and Army have imposed a ban on social networking sites and the creation of soldiers blog. Specifically the Marine Corps said in a statement on this policy, “The Internet is a malicious actors hiding. The Internet is easy to expose a lot of information to the enemy, providing channels for information leakage, so that the Marines faced a high risk of mistakes.” But the U.S. Marine Corps and Army practices caused uproar inside and outside the U.S., forcing the Pentagon to re-evaluate the policy, and ultimately reach a compromise.
But opponents stressed that the new policy there is the risk of information leakage, this is equivalent to opening the door for the hacker, the U.S. Defense Department network bandwidth, and there may be too much load. Although the Pentagon-scale open network management, but not completely give up management. The policy stipulates that commanders at all levels according to mission requirements, prohibits the military at any time on social networking sites and blog. “New York Times” said that despite the introduction of a new Pentagon policy, but it depends on how long U.S. troops are on the network how the words and deeds. Meanwhile the U.S. military has also taken effective measures to remedy the improper words and deeds of the Internet may have negative effects. The U.S. military has information on the Internet to regulate the content, select a group of professionals on a variety of negative statement to filter, to maintain the U.S. military’s current policy and guidelines.
possible threats worthy of attention
Since the Internet era, the military occurred in the leak case on the Internet impact on national security in the country in the armed forces have appeared. In February 2006, the Japanese Self-Defense Force took place called the history of the most serious leaks are leaks on the Internet. Maritime Self Defense Force “towards the snow,” an officer of the destroyer unauthorized copying of confidential data to home PC. He did not expect the computer virus attacks, all confidential documents have all been his usual use of shared software automatically to the web. The disclosure by military experts as “the biggest leak of Japan’s defense in the history of disaster,” large quantities, details of the full, classified as high in Japan unprecedented. Although this case is not due to the military to write a blog or social networking sites on the cause, but the blog and social networking sites may bring computer viruses still worthy of attention. ▲
(“Global Times” July 13, 2010 No. 08 version)
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