Network Security

Federal P2P ban weighed

New legislation introduced in the U.S. House on Tuesday would restrict the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing software across the federal government. The Secure Federal File Sharing Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, comes after numerous sensitive government documents were found on P2P networks, including blueprints for President Obama's helicopter, Marine One. — AM

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