the whole shebang

November 5, 2006

You Lose Control of Your Computer; Microsoft Pursues Riches in DRM

Filed under: Privacy & Security,Software,Windows — wholeshebang @ 12:49 am

Anyone who knows computers can’t say they didn’t see it coming, what with Microsoft’s spyware-pushed-as-security scan (“Windows Genuine Advantage”) and various companies using shaky interpretations of U.S. DRM regulations to punish security vendors who discover security flaws and make them public.

This article explains some of Microsoft’s goals in “Controlling the Kernel – It’s All About DRM“. This is right in line with an article I read earlier this year, that at some meetings last year about Microsoft’s so-called “Trusted Computing” platform, their ultimate goal was to even have an ID permanently connected to CPUs that are put into computers so that a person would be unable to make certain hardware changes, and so that they could track what users are doing, all in the name of getting rich as the “go-to” platform for music labels that want to use said features in the name of DRM.

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