Wired News via Boing Boing:
Some of the web’s more popular “milblogs”—blogs maintained by present or former active duty military personnel—are going quiet following a renewed push by U.S. military officials to scan sites for security risks.
Ten members of a Virginia National Guard unit have been tasked with reviewing both official and unofficial Army websites for potential operational security, or OPSEC, violations. Under the direction of the Army’s Web Risk Assessment Cell (AWRAC), the reviewers look for text, photos or videos that may give away sensitive information.
“Loose lips sink ships. That’s been around since World War I, and hasn’t changed in years,” said Lt. Col. Stephen Warnock, team leader and battalion commander of the Manassas-based unit that works with contractors from the tech company CA.