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Defense Firm Blocks 'WikiLeaks' URLs

So they can’t even read this story? As defense contractors take steps to protect secret information from would-be leakers, one major firm has gone as far as blocking employees’ access to all URLs that contain the word “WikiLeaks,” a source inside the unnamed company told Talking Points Memo. Additionally, websites that display links with the word “WikiLeaks” (including, for example, The Daily Beast) come up in browsers with the offending text crossed out. Meanwhile, the U.S. military has only blocked access to particular URLs, rather than institute a blanket policy against all Web addresses that mention the notorious website.