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Old December 28, 2010, 11:21 PM
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Default Sandy Bridge remote 'kill switch'?

Anybody have any info on this:
Intel's Sandy Bridge processors have a remote kill switch - TechSpot News

Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors have a new feature that the chip giant is calling Anti-Theft 3.0. The processor can be disabled even if the computer has no Internet connection or isn't even turned on, over a 3G network. With Intel anti-theft technology built into Sandy Bridge, David Allen, director of distribution sales at Intel North America, told ITBusiness that users have the option to set up their processor so that if their computer is lost or stolen, it can be shut down remotely.
I never heard much about this feature until now. I am not sure I like this if the reports are accurate.

Anyone confirm?
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