Hillary Clinton speaking to press.
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WASHINGTON — Reeling from disclosures of sensitive diplomatic messages, the State Department has disconnected access to its files from the US government's classified computer network.
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The move dramatically reduces the number of employees inside the government who can see important diplomatic messages.
US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the decision was
temporary, at least until workers correct what he called "weaknesses in
the system that have become evident because of this leak."
WikiLeaks, a self-styled whistle-blower organization, this week
published some of more than a quarter-million diplomatic memos that were
never intended to be read outside the US government.