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.
Moore’s Law, the guiding principle that has driven the computer chip industry, celebrates its 40th birthday this week.
The “law” was adopted after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore wrote in a 1965 article that the number of transistors on a chip would double every 24 months