Remote Kill Switch on Intel's new processors

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I don't know if this is a good feature or a bad feature.

Lauded as a security feature, Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processor can be remotely disabled by a hardware/software combination known at Anti-Theft 3.0. Systems can be disabled over 3G networks, even while the OS is not running. Even when the hard drive is replaced, the critical systems will still be terminated.At first this sounds great: if an owner loses a laptop it can be remotely disabled to ensure no sensitive data is compromised. But essentially we are giving up control of our computers and putting that control in another's hands.
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You mean they are going to kindlize it? I don't approve. If this was only a customized at the factory feature, than maybe ok, but I don't think it should be an option for consumer products.
 
I agree. I don't like having a "backdoor" in any product.
 
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