Canberra’s wi-fi network to block file sharing P2P traffic

ISP iiNet will block peer-to-peer file sharing on the free wi-fi network it has been contracted to build and operate for the ACT Government, in a bid to prevent users breaching its usage conditions. The ACT Government has confirmed with iTnews that it has given Australia’s third largest broadband provider permission to block peer-to-peer file sharing traffic. A spokeswoman for the Chief Minister of the ACT’s Treasury and Economic Development Directorate Kathy Leigh said that iiNet had sought to permission to block file sharing on CBRfree.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/392353,canberras-wi-fi-network-to-block-file-sharing-p2p-traffic.aspx

China’s top search engine clamps down on P2P lending sites after spate of money-stealing frauds

Search giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) recently removed links to over 800 Chinese peer-to-peer lending websites from its search results, according to China’s New Business Daily (hat-tip to TechNode). The new blacklist comes after a string fraudulent sites went dark and high-tailed it with lenders’ money, including one just last week. Over 100 such sites have absconded or went bust in recent years, with an estimated US$110 million lost in under half a year.

http://www.techinasia.com/chinas-top-search-engine-clamps-p2p-lending-sites-spate-moneystealing-frauds/