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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WikiLeaks and Students

You're probably aware of the leaked documents released by WikiLeaks over the past couple weeks. The federal government is pretty upset about these leaks, so upset in fact that it has threatened to fire any government employee that reads or distribues the documents. The question now is how does this affect students hoping to get a job with the federal government? Well right now it's unclear, but if you're hoping to be a government employee I would recommend that you stay away from the site altogether. Schools like Boston University, Columbia University, and Georgetown University have sent out emails to students warning them not to comment on or post links to any leaked documents. It's safe to just steer clear of the site, since it could come back to bite you when trying to acquire a job with a security clearance. Really it's important for teens to be cautious about anything they view, post, or join online. I definitely wouldn't be linking leaked documents, though, since that makes you a future threat of being a risk with sensitive material in the government's eyes.

Will reading WikiLeaks cost students jobs with the federal government?

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