Air Force blocks media sites that post WikiLeaks

Spokeswoman says more than 25 websites cannot be viewed by any Air Force computer

Published December 14, 2010 11:46PM (EST)

The Air Force says it is blocking computer access to The New York Times and other media sites that have published sensitive diplomatic documents released by the Internet site WikiLeaks.

An Air Force spokeswoman, Maj. Toni Tones, says more than 25 websites have been blocked and cannot be viewed by any Air Force computer. The ban does not apply to personal computers.

She says the action was taken by the 24th Air Force, which is commanded by Maj. Gen. Richard Webber and is responsible for cyberwarfare and computer security for the service.

The Army and Navy say they have not taken similar actions.

By Associated Press

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