The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers in Iraq to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer. Failure to do so, the document adds, could result in court-martial, or “administrative, disciplinary, contractual, or criminal action.” The directive, first issued April 19, 2007, is the sharpest restriction ever placed upon troops’ online activities. Access to official documents provided.
The founder of Digg issued an official statement, saying that after the uproar over it’s censorship action, the company was reversing it. He said that Digg won’t delete stories or comments with the secret HD-DVD code and will face whatever the consequences might be, concluding: “If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.”
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The angry power of web users has been in full force at Digg.com, where users are revolting over Digg’s decision to pull a story, which had already received over 15,000 diggs (user votes). Digg banned a user for posting a secret HD-DVD AACS Processing Key number. A huge outcry about censorship and freedom of expression on the internet has ensued.
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