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Originally posted by djohnsto77
It's Customs Enforcement policing the international export/import of copyrighted material.
May 23, 2005 -- Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), the world’s leading provider of employee internet management solutions, today announced that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected Websense® software to enable a broad range of protection for its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division with 40,000 employees.
For broadened protection, the DHS opted to leverage the Websense Security Premium Group™ (PG), which prevents access to malicious websites, phishing and fraud-based websites, and sites infected with harmful spyware such as keyloggers. Security PG complements Websense Enterprise by providing an additional layer of protection against the infiltration of web-based worms and spyware, as well as threats associated with peer-to-peer (P2P) networks and instant messaging (IM).
Websense was recently named to Forbes Magazine’s “Top 25 Technology Companies” list for the second consecutive year and FORTUNE Magazine’s annual list of “America’s Fastest Growing Companies,” ranking number 13 out of the 100 companies listed.
Originally posted by Vinci
Why would Immigration and Customs be invovled in copyright laws
It's proper for the FBI to get involved, but no reason for Homeland Security.
Originally posted by TruthMagnet
Just more evidence that every power you give the government - for temporary safety - will be misused to erode our freedoms!
Whatever side of the copyright issue you fall on, our homeland security taxes going to help enforce corporate profits is simply outrageous!!
Wake Up America!!!
Originally posted by neosnightmare
I'm really not sure what to say about this. I support p2p but at the same time I also understand why they are getting shut down by the FBI and possibly Customs. But why in the world would there be the DHS logo on the top of the page? That makes little sense unless they were hosting files that threatening national security or some television footage that was being shown over in the Arab areas that wouldn't be legal over here (killings of people at point blank range, bodies getting blown apart, etc and they were possibly US soldiers) All I know is that I'm glad that I didn't even know about the torrent site in question.
Originally posted by S1LV3R4D0
p2p is great for allowed content but unfortunately that is a minute scale of what is traded on them. i can find any movie/software/game on them and that is what they are pissed about.
i clean about 30 machines a week from p2p software that install massive spyware upon installation. so play at ur own risk. the spyware/malware will give ur ip/pc info up to the mpaa and riaa anyway...
The internet is no longer an amusement park. Its a gigantic metropolis and about 3/4 of it is the bad side of town. If u willingly/knowingly take ur computer to the bad side of town trying to get freebies, u get what u deserve.