IBM on TCPA - Will it affect the Macintosh?

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    IBM's Global Security Analysis Lab (GSAL) has done extensive analysis of the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) chip available on some IBM systems. We have the chip running under Linux, and have studied it extensively. In order to clarify a lot of misunderstanding about the chip, we are making available some helpful white papers and open source device drivers for Linux, so that interested people can test and use the chip in an open environment.

    Does this mean a TCPA future for the Macintosh?

    Read more at http://www.research.ibm.com/gsal/tcpa/

    [Arn: I posted this as news a few minutes ago, but I went to post in this category, you can go ahead and move it to News if you feel you must.]
     
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    Re: IBM on TCPA - Will it affect the Macintosh?

    From the document:
    Interesting. This isn't the TCPA that I'm familiar with. Does anyone know if there are two separate TCPA platforms, one IBM/et al. and Intel/et al.? I ask because the latter seems to advocate DRM.
     

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