UK holds Microsoft security talks (BBC)
Posted Feb 15, 2006 22:39 UTC (Wed) by andy
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I think the BBC's account of what was *actually said* yesterday to the committee as at least as accurate as Ross' blog. All the quotes seem to be verbatim.
Listen to the recording (interesting bit is about an hour or so in).
The police (or the government) want to be able to hold a suspect 90 days (rather than 14 or 28) before charging them. They are using "increasing difficulty of decrypting seized hard drives" as one argument to support this. Ross claimed decryption is easy or impossible, so doesn't come into the argument. But he pointed out that under TPM things will get even harder unless the home office talk to microsoft *and* intel, "NOW rather than when the product ships".
Shame the BBC didn't give Ross' entire quote on the reasons for [microsoft's] introduction of this technology:
1) for DRM and
2) "to lock the customer in tightly and charge more for the product".
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