Microsoft's plans to introduce DRM into documents and other data are going to make life a lot less fun for some of us.
As any hack knows, Word documents can contain all kinds of interesting information if you now how to look and plenty of good stories have been broken this way. Seeing what data was keyed in and then deleted is the best possible way to see exactly what you're not supposed to see.
As for other data, I know of a few staff on airlines and government offices whose jobs are about to get a lot more boring. Looking at confidential data is one of the perks of the job – checking out the star's income tax records, for example, or seeing if the airline staff have put any embarrassing information into your passenger profile.
Yes, it's worth it for the security benefits but, at the same time, it's another nail in the coffin of a fun day at the office.
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