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Congress to probe Lime Wire over ‘inadvertent sharing’

Congress to probe Lime Wire over ‘inadvertent sharing’

The main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has reopened an probe of Lime Wire and other peer-to-peer file sharing firms over the issue of “inadvertent sharing.” The move comes nearly two months after it was alleged Iran took advantage of a computer security breach to obtain information about President Barack Obama’s helicopter.

CNET News has obtained copies of the letters written by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission asking them for help investigate the recent rash of security breaches caused when people who use P2P software accidental share information on networks like Lime Wire or BearShare.

Source – cnet

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