by Mike Masnick

Is Palladium Getting A Bad Rap?

from the a-taste-of-their-own-medicine? dept

Well, it appears that Microsoft is getting a taste of their own medicine, and not enjoying it too much. They're now accusing people of putting out FUD concerning their hastily renamed Palladium project - which they now refer to as the incredibly difficult to remember Next Generation Secure Computing Base (or the unpronoucable: NGSCB). Ever since Palladium was announced, people have pointed out how it can be abused by content providers who try to "lock down" their content. Microsoft says it's all a lie, and people need to look at the details of what they're trying to do. I certainly believe that Microsoft isn't nefariously trying to sneak some sort of system in that they honestly think will harm users. However, I do agree with those who point out that Microsoft clearly hasn't thought through some of the "unintended consequences" of the technology.

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