Employees of the US military are without YouTube, eBay, Amazon, MTV, ESPN and eight other websites, with the Pentagon explaining that "this action is in no way a reflection on any specific site or the content of any specific site...[it is] in response to the needs of the military in a time of extreme demand on all circuits and networks in a region of the world that has been devastated by geological activity." [CNN and Al Jazeera]

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