Marines Banned From Social Networking Sites On USMC Servers

The Marine Corps is banning its troops from logging on to social networking sites such as facebook, myspace and twitter, on its networks citing a possible security risk.

A review was ordered last week by the Pentagon to weigh the benefits against the possible security risks. Military officials said the internet has been used as a haven for malicious behavior, and said that using social sites can expose information to adversaries.

But many Marine wives say these websites make it easier to stay in touch with their husbands while they are deployed.

The order doesn't effect Marines private use of social sites on personal computers outside of their jobs.

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  • by marine on Aug 5, 2009 at 08:23 PM
    wow ive been in the marines for 4 years now and this has been around since ive joined...old news....NEXT
  • by Anon Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 07:25 PM
    Honest Sarge, I never would have confirmed him as a facebook friend if I had known it was THAT Osama....
  • by RobH Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    If it is Marine Corps property they can and should be able to direct their employees (Marines) in where and how the property is used.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 5, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    This is no different than anyone else not being able to use their work computer to get on these sites.

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