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RE: Rescheduled: P2P file sharing national security and personal security risks
From: Charles Sprickman <spork () inch com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 15:04:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 14 Jun 2003, McBurnett, Jim wrote:

Do we take the bad with the good? do we allow P2P when it can create
security issues?

Who cares about P2P?  Hasn't malware like Outlook Express been responsible
for far more information leakage than P2P software?  I'll run Acquisition
on my machine long before I'd even think of touching Outlook.

The *only* reason this is being looked at as a security measure is because
the RIAA and MPAA have convinced everyone that P2P = Anarchy, and Anarchy
leads to planes flying into buildings.

A rational person could come up with a much better reason to investigate
whether MS should be allowed to be used at the Pentagon, the CIA, and in
the battlefield instead of wasting time chasing the Napster ghost.


I've said enuf.....

From: Stephen J. Wilcox
Hmm where do you draw the line.. peer2peer file sharing, MS Networking, SMTP,
telephones, snail mail, visiting foreign countries, meeting people at all.. ?

Seems a bit silly to me to be having the conversation at all, its people who
willingly leak this information not the mechanism used thats at fault


On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Richard Irving wrote:

  After all, how many meetings are there going to
be assessing the risk SMTP has on National Security ?

  Or, as you mentioned, MS file sharing...

  And, remember, SMTP is -already- proven guilty of said Risk,
and a far more -probable- culprit in future compromises... !

Reality Check.

My .02c


   My, what interesting times we live in,
      and darn it, important people noticed me! :{

Sean Donelan wrote:

June 10, 2003

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary scheduled for Wednesday, June 11,
2003, at 2:00 p.m., on .The Dark Side of a Bright Idea: Could Personal
and National Security Risks Compromise the Potential of P2P File-Sharing
Networks?. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Building.

By order of the Chairman

I wonder if anyone is going to mention that Microsoft Network Neighborhood
file sharing is a form of P2P file sharing.

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