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Military base blocks anti-secrecy website

taken from :  http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041007-053853-8375r.htm
source :  http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041007-053853-8375r.htm

Military base blocks anti-secrecy website

Washington, DC, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force base has blocked Internet access to an anti-secrecy in government Web site, the Project on Secrecy in Government reported.

Federation of American Scientists' project director Steve Aftergood said Hill Air Force Base in Utah has installed a filter to block the web site from government computers on the grounds it contains "political/religious material."

The site gets approximately 70,000 hits a day -- many of them military -- and is dedicated to challenging "excessive government secrecy" and "promoting public oversight."

An example of its work includes publishing two Congressional Research Service reports on the Foreign Intelligence Program, as in the latest issue of its newsletter: "As a matter of policy, CRS prohibits direct public access to publications like these. As a matter of policy, Secrecy News

disregards the CRS prohibition."

Computers presumably not blocked by Hill AFB servers can access the site at  http://www.fas.org/sgp/in
Secrecy News is quite interesting. 11.Oct.2004 16:23

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