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Re: Fwd: SeeWhatYouShare.com
From: "Gregory A. Gilliss" <ggilliss () netpublishing com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 13:33:23 -0700

Forgive me for being suspicious of a Web site that is less than one month
old and that is presumably based in Eastern Montana, ...

There seems to be a thread of articles purporting to trumpet the security
dangers of open source/peer-to-peer computing all of a sudden. While I
don't doubt that there exists the possibility that information can and
is leaked by these technologies (due, likely, to them being misused and
misconfigured by clueless newbies), I am afraid that this is the beginning
of a ground swell attempt to restrict these technologies in the name of
"national security", thereby allowing the government to do what the RIAA
and other well-meaning" capitalist money grubbers have failed to do.

Information should be free. 

G

On or about 2004.07.28 10:45:46 +0000, Gideon T. Rasmussen, CISSP, CISM, CFSO, SCSA (lists () infostruct net) said:

Came across this in the Yahoo security-awareness group...

ARE P2P networks leaking military secrets?
ZDNet.com - USA
... See What You Share" site has been online for a week and has published
photos ranging from a crashed military jet to a screenshot of a spreadsheet
file that ...
<http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5285918.html>


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