The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, last week said he's interested in exploring ways to damage computers used to illegally swap song and movie files. The comments came during a hearing on copyright abuse. Hatch said he'd like the private sector to develop ways to disrupt file-swappers without hurting their systems, but if that can't be done then he'd be in favor of destroying their computers.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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