More fear mongering I guess. Until there are more detailed studies showing otherwise, my understanding is that the content MAFIAA feature requires that you use that Intel Insider (or Cinema Now that I am reading?) software to buy movies online. So if you get your media from other sources it should not matter.
The kill switch from what I can tell so far is indeed more of a security feature in business settings. So if you don't enable the vPro/TXT features from the BIOS or simply get the SKUs that don't have them, you should be ok. Of course, the possibility of a malware enabling such feature (if present) is there, but we will have to see. At this point there is simply not enough information.
In all fairness though, these things seem like those "Blue Crystals" features ala the PIII PID. The rules were changed back in the nascent internet days and it is only getting bigger now with all the social media. If there are enough consumer backlash this may force Intel to retract.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
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