p2p is a ‘national security risk’

25 07 2007

ROTFLOL, from this report by CNet: US Members of Congress actually believe that peer-to-peer technology poses a risk to national security “because they enable federal employees to share sensitive or classified documents accidentally from their computers.”

Aside from the obvious issues around privacy online – not restricted to mere p2p distribution – this is laughable. Note to Pentagon: the only thing servicemen are likely up/downloading over the net is prawn.

Anyway, I’m off to Limewire to do a search for “nuclear submarine blueprints”. Echelon, are you listening? Or maybe Joost is a deep cover op for disenfranchised youth 🙂

The silly season is in full swing.