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Submission + - White House Decides P2P Isn't All Bad? (news.com)

ethericalzen writes: "An article posted yesterday (14FEB2008) on CNET News has revealed that the White House doesn't necessarily hate everything about P2P. The Bush Administration apparently has called into question a law, known as the Federal Agency Data Protection Act, that would force all federal agencies to have plans guarding against the risks of P2P file sharing. Last year after it was said that P2P networks could pose a national security risk a Congressional hearing began. In that hearing the LimeWire founder was questioned about how his service warned users about the files and folders they are sharing. Karen Evans, the chief information officer for the federal government, stated that she was against singling out a particular technology when issuing computer security requirements. As it is the government already has a law which requires federal agencies to report on information security plans and risk assessments known as FISMA."
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White House Decides P2P Isn't All Bad?

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