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US House of Representatives unbans Spotify

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2013 18:32

US House of Representatives unbans Spotify In February, the U.S. House of Representatives banned Spotify from member's computers.
Citing a decade-old rule that was put in place during the times of Napster, all "P2P technologies" are still banned from House computers in an effort to avoid malware and illegal file sharing.

As of this week, however, Spotify is back.

At the time, the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer had this to say, "To help protect House data, our IT policy generally prohibits the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies while operating within the secure network. While Spotify is currently not authorized, the CAO has and will continue to work with outside vendors to enable the popular services that improve member communication capabilities."

It appears the CAO has finally authorized it.

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