Definitions

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  • adjective of a social network of equal partners able to conduct business without using a middle man
  • adjective computing of a network of two or more computers connected as equal partners and able to share processing, control and access to data and peripherals

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Examples

  • The technology which underlies many of his companies is known as "peer-to-peer."

    Tech's Top 25

  • Cyberlockers emerged as a big new source of piracy as an older technology, called peer-to-peer file sharing, has slowed down.

    U.S. Shuts Offshore File-Share 'Locker'

  • Facebook's video chat feature taps into Skype's communications network, which uses what the industry calls peer-to-peer technology to exchange data over the Internet between computers and mobile devices.

    Facebook Dials Up Skype

  • Meanwhile, so-called peer-to-peer lending sites Prosper and Lending Club say demand for home-related financing is on the rise.

    Home Bargains Abound, But Willing Lenders Are Rare Breed

  • "Our client has retained forensic computer analysts to search for and identify internet addresses from which their copyright works are being made available on so-called peer-to-peer programs."

    BBC News - Home

  • Instead of uploading music to central servers, the newer services helped users find and download music directly from other users’ computers–dubbed peer-to-peer, or P2P, file sharing–and so claimed to have no role in any illegal copying.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Instead of uploading music to central servers, the newer services helped users find and download music directly from other users’ computers–dubbed peer-to-peer, or P2P, file sharing–and so claimed to have no role in any illegal copying.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Instead of uploading music to central servers, the newer services helped users find and download music directly from other users’ computers–dubbed peer-to-peer, or P2P, file sharing–and so claimed to have no role in any illegal copying.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Instead of uploading music to central servers, the newer services helped users find and download music directly from other users’ computers–dubbed peer-to-peer, or P2P, file sharing–and so claimed to have no role in any illegal copying.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Echoing complaints from India, Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates, the FBI said it needed access to keys used in encrypted messages and that peer-to-peer architectures such as Skype needed to be rearchitected for wiretapping.

    Susan Landau: Getting Wiretapping Right

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