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Intel is preparing to launch its Sandy Bridge processors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The most interesting thing about these new processors is the kill switches that are built into them.
Sandy Bridge is the code name for Intel’s processor configuration and it is the successor to Nehalem.
According to an ITBusiness.ca article, David Allen, director of distribution sales, North America at Intel said that although Sandy Bridge is now shipping to Intel's distribution and equipment partners, Intel Premier partners are the only ones that can purchase it before the gene
There's nothing worse than the thought of someone stealing your laptop, other than that person kicking up their feet while they browse through your digital life. Now Ericsson and Intel are developing a solution.
The two companies are working on a remote kill switch for laptops. Loaded with both HSPA and GPS, the laptop can be SMS disabled and globally located in the case it is stolen. A disabled laptop cannot be booted while third party software can handle aspects of extra data encryption as well.
It used to be that Big Brother operated covertly and its spy devices were secretly installed so that public didn’t get worked up into a furious rage. Well they operate in the open now, and another major corporation is making it easier for the political elite to set up one big surveillance state.
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"INTEL - Kill Switch Inside"...Your Computer.
Speaking to IT Business, Allen explained that corporate IT departments could configure Sandy Bridge-based laptops to be deactivated on demand, providing a remote 'kill-switch' that enables lost or stolen laptops to be rendered useless remotely.
While the technology is simply an enhancement of anti-theft technologies already available on some corporate Intel platforms, it's an indication that Intel may be targeting Sandy Bridge at large corporations. Sadly, however, there are currently no signs of the technology appearing at the consumer level, where it could mimick Apple's Mobile Me remote management technology on its iPhone and iPad devices.