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Thoughts on Trusted (Treacherous) Computing
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July 8, 2010
5:48 PM
calebstein
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I am not a fan.  You can read why here: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.html

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July 8, 2010
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I hope that's just a severe case of paranoia…

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July 9, 2010
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Wheezer said:

I hope that's just a severe case of paranoia…


If only…
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July 10, 2010
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Seems a bit paranoid to me too. But it never hurts to find out about new things to keep an eye on.

July 10, 2010
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So what if the SW reports back to the developer/maker etc

So does you credit and debit card. It lets them know whether you shop at high end or low end stores and they use that information to determine you credit worthiness.

If all what is said in the article is true, what is the alternative, stop using our computers????SurprisedSurprisedSurprisedConfusedConfusedConfused

EbonyCool

July 10, 2010
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Scary thoughts.

We should all keep an eye on "Trusted Computing".

July 10, 2010
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calebstein
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ebony said:

So what if the SW reports back to the developer/maker etc

So does you credit and debit card. It lets them know whether you shop at high end or low end stores and they use that information to determine you credit worthiness.

If all what is said in the article is true, what is the alternative, stop using our computers????SurprisedSurprisedSurprisedConfusedConfusedConfused

EbonyCool


That is incorrect.  The software doesn't report anything back.  It's that the central organizations (Microsoft, the government, and corporate media companies, to name a few) will have complete control over your computers.  They can decide what your computer can and can't do.  If the government decides they don't like a document you wrote, they can disable access to that document on every computer.

The alternative is to use open source software before it's too late.

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July 10, 2010
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"If the government decides they don't like a document you wrote, they can disable access to that document on every computer."

 

ConfusedConfusedConfusedConfused

July 10, 2010
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ebony said:

"If the government decides they don't like a document you wrote, they can disable access to that document on every computer."

 

ConfusedConfusedConfusedConfused


 
It's like China where they block many things on the 'net… including Youtube I think…
July 10, 2010
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After reading the article, it all sounds awfully like a Conspiracy Theory to me.

 

July 10, 2010
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@Gioneo

"After reading the article, it all sounds awfully like a Conspiracy Theory to me."

 

I totally agree.Cool

 

Ebony

July 10, 2010
8:13 PM
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You can read the long Wikipedia article on trusted computing at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Computing.  You can see the main trusted computing site at http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/.

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July 13, 2010
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Have fun learning a new OS everybody (it's easier than a new keyboard… now where'd I leave that exclamation point?)

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