But will the government use it to track you and shut down YOUR laptop ?
Or crackers getting into it and killing your laptop
Avoid at all cost
why not have a proxy key of some kind that allows only operate it while its near that key they come packaged with the machine. when a person steals the laptop they have to steal the proxy key too..
NO THANKS.. this is not a feature i want on any laptop of mine.
First they test the large-scale apllication of RFID on hardware...
... then they put it under your skin!
no more intel products for me
anyone could potentially do that if you had one so DO NOT BUY ANYTHING made by intel or apple
now the tracking chip could be a plus if your laptop is stolen, the "Kill switch" can be abused and should only be an option to even have it at all. maybe a module, of course this wont make laptop thieves go away, just create laptop "chop shops" selling parts or even putting non stolen parts in it.
This is just plain flat out scary...
As soon as anyone says RFID and "Kill Switch" the tinfoil hat wearing crazies come out. "RFID?! That's an invasion of my privacy!" As they pay for things with a debit or credit card and leave a huge digital paper trail. "I don't want a Kill Switch! The gubment will disable my gear!" As they use OnStar because they have a road side emergency...People are stupid.
Dell had this a while ago, although its not RFID based. As soon as the machine is connected to a network with internet connectivity, it would wipe your drive and brick the machine rendering it useless.
Im not crazy upset about this. If you've had something stolen before you would see the use in it. The kill switch part seems a bit much but i wouldn't mind being able to track it. Pretty sure people can track your ip to fund where you are anyway so it's not like people could find you now when they couldn't before.
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