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Trusted Computing Chips Found in Intel Macs

The basic idea of Trusted Computing is hardware-based security, provided by means of a dedicated chip known as Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This is a highly controversial project… It’s being peddled as a security system that provides advantages to users (which is partly true), but it also entails the risk of paving the way for virtually unbreakable copy protection systems and ultimately to unprecedented forms of censorship and surveillance. The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s analysis is merciless, although IBM’s opposite view is also worth reading.