Does Your Blog Address Contain The Word Blog? Air Force Just Banned You

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airforce blocks blogsIf the web address of your blog contains the term “blog” (like blogs.nytimes.com or *.blogspot.com), men and women working for the United States Air Force will not be able to access your blogs.

In a strange move, the US Air Force has cut off access to all external websites that contain the term “blog” in the URL. The official argument is that blogs aren’t legitimate media outlets and therefore, shouldn’t be read at work.

Wired has the whole story - ”Air Force has imposed bans on all sites with “blog” in their URLs, thus cutting off any sites hosted by Blogspot. The idea isn’t to keep airmen in the dark — they can still access news sources that are “primary, official-use sources.”

Google owned blogspot will be the worst affected blog network while WordPress or Russia based LiveJournal will remain accessible.

Related: How to Access Blocked Sites

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