Forget about the official polished up PR version of why computers are adopting the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip. The real reason is because the copyright holders are out to limit what you can do with technology.
Sure you've heard it all before, but the devious plans of Holywood and the record industry go much further than just digital rights management for your iTunes music store content, according to open source activist Bruce Perens.
"Open source browsers like Firefox won't be allowed to access sites that require the security platform," Perens predicted today at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. It will charge the user for printing webpages and prevent them to save or archive content. The chip is an "embedded police officer that determiners what you do at any moment."
The result is the un-democratisation of the web, as Perens calls it.
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