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My point was merely that this TPM thing fundamentally boils down to giving up control over your own hardware to someone else.

While it may not be a direct security risk per se, it represents a model of computing where the security-priorities are reversed as far as anyone not in the content-industry is concerned.

Now... If Windows 8 is any worse in this regard than Windows 7 is probably questionable, but Windows 8 has had as a default OEM-configuration to be more locked down in "secure boot" and TPM-land than it used to be.

There are plenty of good reasons to steer clear of TPM. Protecting yourself from the NSA just isn't one of them.

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