Monday, 26 May 2008

Staying safe and taking risks

Jonathon Zittrain, author of "The future of the Internet - and how to stop it", has recently suggested that we need two types of digital devices. The "green" device is a locked down computer that has tight security with restricted and protected access to the internet. The "red" device is totally open with unlimited capability to download but no security settings. You take the risk that you may download a virus and can completely wipe the hard drive to restore your settings. Both red and green could be on the same computer.
Do you think that this is a good idea to give users both the protection and yet the freedom that they need? Read more in Bill Thompson's article and see what you think.
BBC News Technology

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