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Marines Ban Facebook and MySpace, Pentagon Considers It

Published on August 5, 2009
by Andrew LaVallee

The U.S. Marines Corps, citing security concerns, has banned Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on its network, and the Pentagon said it is reviewing social-networking sites as it considers setting broader policies on their use. The Marine ban formalizes an existing block on social-networking sites on its government computers, and it does not affect members’ personal use of the sites.

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