Remember the time when P2P safety wasn't all about fear mongering, but about preventing people from clicking the wrong buttons and giving them smart choices? Well, I hardly do either, but apparently it's only been a year or so. The FTC launched a website in 2008 that aims to, amongst other things, inform about "the benefits and risks of P2P file-sharing."

tic tac toe

Part of the site is a somewhat dorky Flash game that lets you play Tic Tac Toe while quizzing you about P2P safety. Granted, readers of this blog probably won't learn anything, aside from the fact that it's really easy to beat the FTC in Tic Tac Toe. Some of the recommendations are also a little dubious - properly configured software doesn't really get any less safe if you let it run longer - but overall, it's refreshingly non-alarmist.

(via the DCIA newsletter)

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