Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Military Blocks Access To Popular Video Websites Due To Japan Earthquake

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's Cyber Command has shut down Defense Department workers' access to popular streaming video websites including YouTube, Amazon, and Googlevideo.

Officials say the tremendous demand to see the Japan earthquake is eating up bandwidth already weakened by Internet problems in that part of the world.

Cyber Command has directed the Defense Information Systems Agency to temporarily restrict access to the websites. Most employees see the message "Website Blocked" in bright red letters

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