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Gates: Security isn't all Big Brother

On the 100th anniversary of George Orwell’s birth, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said the author of “1984” was only partially correct and predicted that technology will help preserve privacy rights. Gates told a homeland security conference on Wednesday afternoon that Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future, in which Big Brother used technology as a form of social control, “didn’t come true, and I don’t believe it will.” Microsoft’s chief software architect used his appearance in Washington to stress his company’s willingness to work with the federal government on combating terrorism and to tout his company’s Trustworthy Computing initiative and its controversial “next-generation secure computing base,” a project previously known as Palladium. “We’re working with a variety of hardware and software partners to provide this level of protection against future viruses, threats from hackers or anyone seeking to acquire personal information or digital property with malicious intent,” Gates said. Full Story

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