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[Freedombox-discuss] PSN, ARM's Trust Zone and TPM



On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:58:28 -0400, freebirds at hushmail.com wrote:
> Ben Mendis, you are missing my points. Regardless whether a
> product, such as software, ebook, video, etc. are purchased with
> DRM, the two UUIDs of TPM and the PSN are visible online to
> websites...
> 
> Though Apple's policy is to prohibit reading UUIDs, Apple's apps do
> read them and sell them. "An examination of 101 popular smartphone
> "apps"?games and other software applications for iPhone and Android
> phones?showed that 56 transmitted the phone's unique device ID to
> other companies without users' awareness or consent...
>
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487046940045760200837035
> 74602.html
> 
> Many apps written for smartphones are also written for tablets and
> PCs. They read the UUIDs of computers and sell this information.

Wouldn't, say, a free-software distribution that respected the user's
privacy and didn't broadcast or resell these IDs work around the
problem pretty effectively?

Nick
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