More on the Iraq cameraphone ban that wasn't

Donald Rumsfeld

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.