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Pentagon and State Dept. ban employees from reading Wikileaks ...
12-02-2010, 05:29 PM,
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US State Department tells employees not to read WikiLeaks

The US State Department has pushed employees toward "digital diplomacy" with Twitter and iPhone apps, but the department has banned all employees from using WikiLeaks

by Ben Arnoldy, for csmonitor.com

Dec. 1, 2010

[beginning of article excerpt, with complete article at this link]

The US State Department has directed its staff around the world not to surf the WikiLeaks website, according to employees.

The ban is in response to WikiLeaks' decision to published classified material, including US diplomatic cables.

It’s not clear when the policy first began but it joins a similar order by the US Department of Defense put in place since the leaking of Iraq and Afghanistan war documents earlier this year.

Analysts suggest the State Department is temporarily falling back on traditional bureaucratic protocols in the face of a crisis that is emblematic of the shift to an online world.

As the dust settles, the WikiLeaks upheaval may push to the fore tensions between new “digital diplomacy” efforts that use Twitter and smart-phone apps, and an older culture of classified cables.

“They need to engage with the broader public, which is empowered with web 2.0, but at the same time keep confidentiality, which is a huge tension that organizations like the State Department have to address,” says Jovan Kurbalija, an expert in diplomacy and information technology based in Geneva.

[end of article excerpt, complete article at this link]
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12-03-2010, 11:31 PM,
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RE: Pentagon and State Dept. ban employees from reading Wikileaks ...
They took the PR stunt a step further in removing Wikileaks.org from resolving in DNS.

http://213.251.145.96/


btw ConCen.org is accessible via http://67.213.67.114/

Any utility / technique / DOS ping script to convert a list of URLs to IPs quickly?
There are no others, there is only us.
http://FastTadpole.com/
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12-04-2010, 09:05 AM,
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RE: Pentagon and State Dept. ban employees from reading Wikileaks ...
(12-03-2010, 11:31 PM)FastTadpole Wrote: Any utility / technique / DOS ping script to convert a list of URLs to IPs quickly?

How's your PHP/bash/linux?

If you write one, I can put it up on the site...

I would, but I'm up to my eyeballs in forum/tracker integration ATM...

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12-04-2010, 11:34 AM,
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RE: Pentagon and State Dept. ban employees from reading Wikileaks ...
how exactly are they going to police that?
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12-05-2010, 02:23 PM,
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RE: Pentagon and State Dept. ban employees from reading Wikileaks ...
Looking into Converting FireFox bookmarks

http://www.json.org/
http://sandeep-aparajit.blogspot.com/2010/01/json-to-xml-and-xml-to-json-converter.html
http://json-rpc.org/

.. don't have a thwack of time either -- and I be a tad burnt out atm.
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12-08-2010, 11:36 AM,
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RE: Pentagon and State Dept. ban employees from reading Wikileaks ...
A (possible?) alternative for websites = Alternative DNS since it is out of (easy) reach from US controlled ICANN root servers to switch off.


http://www.opennicproject.org/

Quote:OpenNIC Project Mission
1. To offer free/open access to DNS services to everyone by establishing new domain hierarchies external to the existing ICANN-controlled domain infrastructure using current DNS protocols.
2. To provide a foundation for further research and experimentation in areas related to DNS and the Internet.
3. To promote the benefits of a DNS that provides for global access to services regardless of geographical, political, ideological, or economic constraints.
4. To encourage the establishment of non-revenue-generating domain hierarchies in order to ensure continued freedom of access to the Internet.
http://opennicproject.org/opennic-charter

Other alternative DNS options:
http://www.dnsadvantage.com/
http://www.cesidianroot.net/
http://www.public-root.com/
http://www.open-rsc.org/
http://www.unifiedroot.com/
There are no others, there is only us.
http://FastTadpole.com/
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