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Here's the thing, I don't pirate or cheat at games. Since well, I'm not a gamer Otherwise I'd be here bellyaching about not being able to get a hold of a GTX-3xxx series card, long, loud, and daily.Soo worried Microsoft might know what your favourite porn site is, you all just forgo any security that actually protects you from real harm.
But since you mention it, I don't want M$ to know my favorite porn site. And for everybody's sake, I don't want VPNs to become useless because of TPM, or a confluence of other "improvements" being made in the way we access the web.
First, nobody with an Intel CPU before the 8xxx will even be able to install Windows 11. So kidz, this goes far beyond, "planned obsolescence", to. "forced obsolescence". And you can bet the component manufacturers are licking their chops about the bone, (with mucho, mucho, meat on it), that this turd Nadella just threw them.
Second, there is a confluence of events going on in addition to M$ implementing TPM.
Whoever publishes "Captcha", thinks it would be a great idea to, "do away with it completely", and issue a key which identifies the exact machine trying to access a server, (for whatever reason).
And last, but perhaps most serious, there is now malware in the wild, which blocks Pirate Bay, and rats on you for pirating just about anything..
This is courtesy of @Danny101 , and waddaya know, our staff writers seem to have conveniently missed writing an article about it.
Here's Danny's thread about this "interwebz police trojan" and my thoughts on the topic:
Vigilante malware rats out software pirates while blocking ThePirateBay
Andrew Brandt- "In one of the strangest cases I’ve seen in a while, one of my Labs colleagues recently told me about a malware campaign whose primary purpose appears to stray from the more common malware motives: Instead of seeking to steal passwords or to extort a computer’s owner for ransom...
I can't control your feelings on the topic overall, but, I am almost certain with these three things in play at once, any and all freedom you ever had on the web will be gone.
I'd consider it a personal favour if you would visit that link, and look up the article about doing away with Captcha..
As an afterthought, about 15 tears ago Sony BMI actually planted, a rootkit in their CDs to prevent copying. Keep in mind that making backups of music you own, is legal. But it would appear that software and content providers had themselves a big old smoke filled room meetin', and conjured up this "vigilante" nonsense, to stick it to as many people as possible, along with providing themselves with, "plausible deniability", (along with every penny they can possibly squeeze out of you, us, whomever).
Also, keep in mind the turd running M$, Satya Nadella, (IMHO) is a glorified "H1-B visa recipient", who's putting the screws to everybody he possibly can, for likely about 1/10 the money Bill Gates was making. Were he employed in the lower echelons of our societies, he is someone a union worker might refer to as a, "scab".
Just a few random thoughts on my part, enjoy..