In response to
increased Web monitoring and security by the U.S.
military, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is
warning gay and lesbian service members to choose
their Web activity prudently.
cautioned that a military agency, the Army Web Risk
Assessment Cell, is monitoring "official and
unofficial blogs and other Web sites" as well
as checking Web site visits for members of the military.
According to an
Associated Press article, soldiers are now required to
register their blogs with their commanding officers. The
SLDN has since posted guidelines on its Web site to
help LGBT service members, as online information
indicating they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or
transgender would be grounds for dismissal from the
The SLDN advises
service members not to access sexually related Web sites
on a military computer, to erase cookies and history
regularly, and not to indicate which branch or base
they are affiliated with. (The Advocate)
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