Na alle kritiek van vorige week op het plan van Intel om een uniek identificatienummer op z'n chips onder te brengen lijkt Intel z'n plannen nu in heroverweging te nemen. ZDNet heeft een artikel:
Even as several advocacy groups were calling for a boycott of Intel products, the company announced it is backtracking somewhat in how the technology, which could be used to track chip users over the Internet, will be deployed.
Several privacy groups were scheduled to announce on Monday a boycott of products made by Intel.
The boycott was called by the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center, a consumer advocacy group, and Junkbusters Inc., of Green Brook, N.J., a high-tech lobbying group.
Security features in chips
[..]But in an apparent bow to its critics, Intel announced Monday a change in how the ID technology will be used. Spokesman Chuck Mulloy said Intel has reversed an earlier decision, and that each machine will default to having the ID inactive. Before, Intel said the ID would automatically be activated unless turned off by the user.