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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Spotify Blocked Due to P2P Nature

Spotify Blocked Due to P2P Nature

Spotify Blocked Due to P2P Nature

Added: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
Spotify is known as the most popular legitimate music streaming service endorsed by multiple record labels and musicians. However, the US House of Representatives has recently banned the service from its member’s PCs on the grounds that peer-to-peer security is still a major concern.
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The experts admit that there’s nothing surprising in the move. Apparently, that’s exactly what happens when old principles and regulations apply to a new environment. In reality, technological development has embraced a new dimension, which is different and richer than the one lawmakers considered when preparing a certain law. This decision of the American House of Representatives was based unpardonably on a rule which goes back to Napster times, when P2P was considered pure evil. Nevertheless, the fight against malware and unauthorized file-sharing still remains very poor excuse for banning all peer-to-peer technologies today, because these technologies now play a central role in users’ interaction and companies’ progress.

In response, the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer explained the move, saying that in order to help protect House information, its IT policy normally prohibits the use of P2P technologies while working within the secure network. As long as Spotify isn’t authorized, the Chief Administrative Officer has and will continue to work with outside vendors in order to enable the popular services which improve member communication capabilities.

It wasn’t too long for Spotify to comment on the decision of the House as expected. The music service claimed that it’s a sad day when a few bureaucrats manage to block their nation’s leadership from enjoying free and secure access to more than 20,000,000 tracks. Spotify says that music is a common language which all political parties speak and should be used to bring the lawmakers of the United States together so they can solve the serious problems facing the nation.

Spotify issued an official statement in response to blocking, saying that they truly hope the House of Representatives will see the error of their ways and stop blocking the music service so that all of the country can benefit from their collective joy of music. Hopefully, the House will find another way to secure its member’s connections.


By:
SaM
February 23rd,2013

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Saturday, February 23rd, 2013



Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2013-02-24 00:14:32)
Solcis avatarDone to preempt the use of Bitcoin

2
posted by ET lover (2013-02-24 00:55:55)
firefoxsniper avatarAll male U.S. House of Representatives
are bitch's,and all female U.S. " " "
are manly and have little menopausal
Hitler mustache's.

3
posted by (2013-02-24 19:45:16)
cggc avatarmaybe a self network with device with apps other of main work desktop can help for don't have personal and private info in same network. spent money for another private network can help ears,visual and main relax but depends money. and,to don't use nothing of family household relate it info for what it privacy to find passwords maybe can careful for find your Starbucks favorite drink or us book or forget your password book to what it intruders other of P2P online.

4
posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-03 02:27:18)
Embolism avatarbureaucratic BS,have`nt they got anything better to do when they all meet up than to discuss music via p2p.People dying in Afghanistan,the Budget for keeping ships and men in the Gulf,the state of the Union fiscally.Too much worrying over the inconsequential whilst people are starving,veterans are being deported and Upper middle class Obama is passing faecal matter on the poor and vulnerable of society,is that what the tax payers of America really expect or want from the House of representatives that they use old and outdated policy against p2p when security in said regard is quite high in some 99% of applications these days unlike in 2004-2006 when some apps used bots and had vulnerability issues,nowadays with apps like Azureus/vuze the program is transparent in its deployment and open source unlike programs e.g shareaza which had 5 or 6 bugs up its behind like xollix,the times are`nt a changing,they have changed and about time the old fogies in the House got better informed.

5
posted by (2013-03-03 02:39:41)
No avatarThis decision makes perfectly good sense. Any semi-well-informed user knows that P2P apps open another malware/spying attack surface on computers. Any Government or other organization is justified in trying to protect their networks and infrastructure just like the rest of us do.

6
posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-03 17:42:24)
Embolism avatarIf they were`nt responsible for most of the spying done to other countries around the world they would have less to worry about,the truth of the matter is whilst you are correct in part to p2p being responsible for the spread of certain viruses in some respect due to lack of verification ,decent firewalls and things like stuxnet p2p they and everyone that opens a browser is at risk of the same types of spying and control through PHP (ab-)use but it does`nt mean that they stop the representatives from using a web browser on the internet,which I might add has 100`s of remote controlled servers perhaps 1000`s.Even if spotify had embedded malware in its music it would be detected by their servers countermeasures and so the argument is redundant.

7
posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-03 17:52:40)
Embolism avatarstopping them using spotify because it is a risk is laughable since they are more at risk using windows targeted operating systems to begin with making them easy marks for attacks as any well informed user of windows is well aware,if it was`nt by virtue of the fact that the operating system was insecure to begin with Microsoft Fusion centres could`nt monitor people using windows,the spyware is already present in the operating system,P2P could not possibly make it less secure than it already is.

8
posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-03 18:09:17)
Embolism avatarI agree with #1 that there is another motive either in Bitcoin or in the further pursuit by the corporate fat cats in pursuit of copyright infringement,although at some point in the near future torrents will be available to all through STB`s or directly through their televisions so today's news will be made redundant through innovation tomorrow.



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