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Congress at its finest: P2P networks as "national security threat"
The hearing witness list:
Congress: P2P networks harm national security
July 24, 2007, 3:09 PM PDT
WASHINGTON--Politicians charged on Tuesday that peer-to-peer networks
can pose a "national security threat" because they enable federal
employees to share sensitive or classified documents accidentally from
At a hearing on the topic, Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry
Waxman (D-Calif.) said, without offering details, that he is considering
new laws aimed at addressing the problem. He said he was troubled by the
possibility that foreign governments, terrorists or organized crime
could gain access to documents that reveal national secrets.
Also at the hearing, Mark Gorton, the chairman of Lime Wire, which makes
the peer-to-peer software LimeWire, was assailed for allegedly harming
national security through offering his product.
Posted by Declan McCullagh on Jul 25, 2007
in category free-speech
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