Army Blocks Newspaper Website With NSA Leaks

Workers at the Presidio of Monterey were blocked from Guardian website

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Jun 28, 2013  |  Updated 4:45 AM CDT
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A photo of Edward Snowden. Articles about Snowden and the NSA leaks were not available to employees at the Presidio of Monterey.

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Government workers at the Presidio in Monterey were blocked from accessing parts of the Guardian newspaper's website this week according to reports.

The Guardian was one of the outlets to first publish information about accused leaker Edward Snowden, a former NSA worker who provided details about secret spying programs to the public.

Workers at the Presidio of Monterey -- including the United States Military's Defense Language Institute with thousands of active-duty military personnel as students -- were not able to access parts of the Guardian's online presence this week, the Monterey Herald reported.

The source of the block is still being located. The Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command is in control of network access, the newspaper reported, and was not yet sure Wednesday where the block in the network originated.

It could be a block initiated locally at the Presidio, according to reports.

Access to the Washington Post, which also broke news of Snowden's leak was not blocked, the newspaper reported.

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