Monday, November 26, 2012

Digital: Protecting the consumer

"Users howled when Microsoft tried to lock down Windows. Now Apple is upping its own security — and everyone loves it."

Thus begins an article in the Wired.  It discusses the topic of control, digital control, that a consumer would like to have on their computational devices.  Microsoft attempted to develop strong security measures for its operating system about ten years ago, that spanned both the software and hardware.  The reaction to locking down of computers resulted in Microsoft pulling back on the initiative it had code named Palladium.

In the same vein, Apple introduced Gatekeeper in its operating system Lion version 10.8.  The loyal Apple consumers approved.

Are you willing to relinquish secure management of your devices?  Read the article here.

"Users will surrender control to avoid malware, spyware, adware, or just plain annoyware."

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