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President’s Safe House Located via P2P

The location of the U.S. Secret Service safe house meant to house the First Family in a national emergency has been leaked to users on a LimeWire file-sharing network. Presidential motorcade routes and sensitive (but unclassified) information detailing every nuclear facility in the country were also found floating aound the network when an investigation was conducted.

Rep. Edolphus Towns, (D-N.Y.) has now called for a ban on the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) software on any government or contractor computers and networks. Towns commented that “for our sensitive government information, the risk is simply too great to ignore.” He plans on introducing a bill to make this a reality.

This is now the third time that the House Oversight committee has had to hold a hearing on the topic of data leaks on P2P networks. Courtesy of computerworld.com

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