Palladium debate heats up

Monday, 29 July 2002, 2:02 PM EST

Some critics see Palladium as an attempt by Microsoft to use security to extend its operating system monopoly. Others say that the technology's capabilities will give Microsoft near-complete control of what applications customers can run on their machines.

"I'm ... afraid of what this means for their monopoly. I think it's heinously evil," said Crispin Cowan, chief scientist at WireX Communications Inc., a security vendor in Portland, Ore.

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