Army Track Employees’ Web Activity to Thwart Future Snowdens

U.S. Army to Track Employees' Web Activity to Thwart Future Snowdensfrom The U.S. Army plans to monitor the online behavior of its employees with tracking software that will be woven into Army Network 2020, an in-house computer network set to launch in seven years. The network, which aims to catch anyone who might download and distribute classified documents, comes after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked information revealing that the agency collects data on everyone from average American citizens to world leaders. The order for a tracking system dates back to last November, when U.S. President Barack Obama issued a memo that describes programs meant to “deter, detect and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security.

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