US military is blocking Slashdot and SourceForge

I was told recently that Air Force bases in the San Antonio, Texas, area are blocking one or more of our sister OSTG sites, like,, or After finding reports via Google of commercial mail services and liberal news sites being blocked by various components of the Department of Defense, I decided to go straight to the horse's mouth for the story. Here's what I learned.

The bottom line, courtesy of Air Force spokesperson Captain David W. Small, is that the Air Force does "block Web sites to restrict use of the Web to official business and in accordance with specific guidance in AFIs." An AFI is an Air Force Instruction, basically policy or guideline from the Air Force that must be followed. NewsForge | US military is blocking Slashdot and

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 18th May 2006 11:13PM