March 18, 2013
Security Settings in File-Sharing Software May Lead to Unintended Sharing of Child Pornography
"Peer-to-peer or P2P file-sharing software can get you into a lot of trouble - including criminal trouble - if you are not careful about your privacy settings.
Peer-to-peer or P2P file-sharing software allows computer users to remotely share files, including images and videos, with other users across the world with the same software installed. It may seem harmless, but it can get you into a lot of trouble - including criminal trouble - if you are not careful about your privacy settings.
Whether you were using Limewire, Shareaza, BitTorrent, Kazaa or another file-sharing program, making sure that your security settings are properly set may save you from dealing with the North Carolina or federal authorities. Without properly setting up your P2P software to keep private files private, you may unintentionally end up sharing content that was meant for no one but yourself. If that content contains illegal child pornography, you can quickly find yourself facing serious distribution of child pornography charges rather than simply possession charges."
Opt-in Internet porn filter across 4 major UK ISPs humming along nicely