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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I thought all those devices were Asian made not American made but for the American market
    You answered your question there gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    So the government is spying on you? Isn't this a wild accusation?

    Do I care? Not really.
    But should we care? is this just the thin edge of the wedge?
    This spying/surveillance will never decrease in scope, it will only increase.
    Its open to all sorts of abuses, from govt agencies to lowly workers selling off info to 3rd parties. Both of these have happened recently in NZ

    Do we make a comparison to Communist Germany in the 80's . Arnt we meant to be the 'good guys' do dont abuse citizens rights to freedom & privacy

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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Yep, Cloud storage , cloud services, cloud scan my private/company doc's
    Kim Dotcom claimed that Intel put things in their processors that let the NSA spy on you. It's at that point that the entire thing just gets silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    Kim Dotcom claimed that Intel put things in their processors that let the NSA spy on you. It's at that point that the entire thing just gets silly.
    Well the old P3 CPUs do have a unique serial number that can be read in software and potentially can be used to identify individual systems...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    Well the old P3 CPUs do have a unique serial number that can be read in software and potentially can be used to identify individual systems...
    a) How many of those are still being used?
    b) But surely its intention wasn't to let the government spy on that PC...
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    Default Re: 'Not subject to American law' - the next desirable IT feature

    Im pretty sure cpus still have unique identifiers as do several key hardware components which is how windows keys are tied to hardware. Otherwise any group of pcs with the same hardware would be indistiguishable and you could just image one copy of windows onto all of them.

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    "Im pretty sure cpus still have unique identifiers"

    Yes that is my understanding as well, except it is all Intel cpu's since Pentium 4's. I think they can be switched 'on' or 'off' but default is 'on' also there have been strong rumours of backdoors into the cpu for a while now, since Pentium 4's I think.

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    Thanks for starting that topic.

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