Washington – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ended
its investigation into whether file-sharing service LimeWire’s software put
users at risk of exposing personal information, Reuters reported.
The FTC said
that newer versions of LimeWire’s software featured better safeguards against
users’ inadvertent sharing of personal information, alongside the music, video
and other files traded on the service.
"We expect LimeWire to continue to
advise consumers to upgrade legacy versions of its software because of the
potential safety benefits of doing so," the agency wrote in a letter to
LimeWire last week.
"We have incorporated many safeguards and have taken
active steps to educate users of current and older software versions to avoid
disclosure of sensitive information," LimeWire said.