Palladium debate heats up
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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