Get Ready to be Tethered: Newsweek does a story on “Palladium”, the new digital rights management and cryptography system being developed by Microsoft, Intel and AMD. The system, to be embedded into PCs in the future, will have profound effects on how content is consumed and shared. Of course, this is being done in name of security. “Palladium is intended to become a new platform for a host of yet-unimagined services to enable privacy, commerce and entertainment in the coming decades. ‘This isn?t just about solving problems, but expanding new realms of possibilities in the way people live and work with computers,’ says product manager Mario Juarez.”
Of course, as is to be expected, the discussion about this story on Slashdot is perhaps more interesting than the story itself.