Bill Gates SPAM? Re: [LINK] Since we're in the silly awards
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Tue Jan 27 15:52:16 EST 2004
On 26 Jan 2004, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 12:49, Adam Todd wrote:
> > Continuing this trend, on today's news:
> > BILL GATES TO STOP ALL SPAM EMAIL WITHIN 2 YEARS.
> ... with the new Windows-only, fully patented and fully copyrighted,
> email protocol. Given the penetration of Windows on the desktop, any
> introduction of a new proprietary protocol will be lay down misere.
This could be easily implemented with the Microsoft 'TCB' development
underway [Palladium]. Remember they are also proposing a change
to the Hardware spec. forcing users to purchase 'secure'
hardware [interface specs secret]. Meant to control Digital Rights
Management. Seems like the 'Clipper Chip' reinvented.
1. Every system would require registration by Redmond - to generate a
verifyable Digital Signature, countersignd by Redmond, created by 'secure
hardware' and therefore 'tamper proof'. [Spot the logic error].
2. Every message sent gets Digitally signed by these unique certificates.
3. You only accept Digitally signed & verified messages.
3a. OR, All messages go via a Redmond gateway that verifies all
signatures, and possibly strips & reports 'dangerous' or illegal
4. Your system would only allow executables from 'Trusted Parties' -
i.e. Redmond. For 'Security Reasons', they could automatically distribute
patches/service-packs/upgrades AND have the system automatically apply
Redmond _do_ own the software and can do what they like with
it. You only have a licence to run it - and have to accept whatever
licence they put before you, such as 'we can delete, change, add, upgrade
any of our system at any time, and unilaterally without notice remove any
'illegal' or 'unauthorised' files we find on your system.
This is in-line with their announcements with the RIAA, MPP and whoever.
5. Of course, it would NEVER go wrong, nor could ever be comprimised or
spoofed. And, as now, the software would be supplied 'AS IS', without
warranty or right of recourse.
> > Hmmm.
> > At 05:59 26/01/2004 +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> > >http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/01/25/ngates25.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/01/25/ixnewstop.html
> > >
> > >Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and the world's wealthiest man, is to
> > >receive an honorary knighthood for "services to global enterprise".
> > >
> > >[...]
> > >
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