WikiLeaks Forcing Changes in Military Protocol

With WikiLeaks continuing to release sensitive information, the U.S. military has taken precautions to prevent more items from being released to the public.

According to CBS News, Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, Air Force Network Operations commander, has banned the use of removable media, including flash drives and CDs, on military networks.

Removable media devices had been banned as recently as two years ago, when a worm was spread among thousands of military computer systems, according to CBS News.

The announcement comes on the heels of an eventful week for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange was arrested on Tuesday in the United Kingdom, where he remains in custody at the present time, but the reach of WikiLeaks has proven to extend well beyond Assange, according to CNN.

With his arrest, governments have been anticipating the possible release of WikiLeaks' rumored "Doomsday files", extremely sensitive documents that Assange has ordered to be released if he is killed or imprisoned.

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