this is yet another example of the looney brigade jumping at shadows.
I fully support free speech (not the right of free speech, because there's no such thing), and I'm always ready to listen to informed opinion, but this really is paranoid drivel of the worst kind. How anyone with any degree of intelligence can seriously believe that there's some kind of dark masterplot on the part of some 200 of the world's leading computer technology companies to remove our freedom and our "rights" (whatever they might be) is totally beyond me.
Doubt if it's drivel because US citizen rights are being so enthusiastically eliminated. The dream of total power may be loony but look at the neocons- they'd go for it every time and are at this very moment doing their worst to that end in the ME.
I think the FE has got it wrong,"Total Drivel" does he think these companies are wasting their time putting their names on board- "The companies: The TCPA was founded 1999 by Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft. But in the meantime around 200 companies joined them. You will find Adobe, AMD, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, Motorola, Samsung, Toshiba and many other well known companies. IBM already sells first desktops and notebooks with integrated TPM. I have seen more drivel on the polls,