U.S. Military Bans USB Drives & Other Removable Disks To Thwart Leaks.

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Los Angeles — In an effort to prevent the kind of intelligence leaks that are making headlines lately, the U.S. military is banning the use of removable disks among its personnel.

The servicemen and women in the Air Force and other military branches have recently been ordered to “immediately cease use of removable media on all systems, servers, and stand-alone machines” on Department of Defense classified networks, according to documents obtained by Wired.

This order comes a few months after a revalation by one private that he downloaded hundreds of thousands of files to a CD, labeled the disk “Lady Gaga” and turned it over to WikiLeaks (Wikileaks). The downloaded files included the infamous footage of an Afghanistan helicopter attack and the more than 250,000 cables that have gotten WikiLeaks into so much hot water lately.

Read more at Mashable

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