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FTC Testimony Cites File Sharing Concerns

Speaking before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, Howard Beales III, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said that file-sharing, or peer-to-peer, software can “expose consumers to unwanted pornography, as well as games, videos and music that may be inappropriate for children.”

Beales said the FTC issued a related consumer alert advising parents about the perceived risks of file sharing and warned consumers about potential computer security and information privacy dangers posed by improperly configuring file-sharing software.

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