Congress: P2P networks are security threat

Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 9:25 AM EST

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 their computers.

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.

At USA Today.

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