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More on the Iraq cameraphone ban that wasn't

Peter Rojas
05.26.04
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Just as we suspected, those news stories about Donald Rumsfeld banning cameraphones from Iraq turned out to be false. Xeni Jardin tracked down the real story: that the military issued a directive last month telling commanders to monitor usage of wireless devices — including cameraphones — at military bases, and make sure that they use encryption whenever possible and that they not be used to store or transmit classified information.