NZ man finds US army files on MP3 player

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NZ man finds US army files on MP3 player

A New Zealand man has found confidential United States military files on an MP3 player he bought at an op shop in the US.

         Chris Ogle, 29, from Whangarei, bought the player from an Oklahoma thrift shop for $NZ18 ($A14.50), and found the files when he hooked it up to his computer, TV One News reported on Monday night.
         The 60 files on the player contained the names and personal details of American soldiers, including ones who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
         There was also information about equipment deployed to bases and a mission briefing.
         "The more I look at it, the more I see and the less I think I should be," Ogle said.

How does something like this happen? Some file clerk uses an MP3 player for a flash drive to store files? Are they going to have to ban iPods from all DoD facilities?

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