LOL, I'm not OP, but my assessment about your mind being small is completely correct.
EME is exactly what every host provider would need to properly execute anything under the sun on a web browser. It only takes the right motivation to completely control an entire computer down to the firmware/UEFI. CCleaner/Avast malware is just one recent example of many more to come. It's your lack of imagination that I criticized, not that EME will not be used for totalitarian control by every conceivable potential.
or execution by major browsers is or isn't featured in their sample for EME inclusion should be discussed at the current state of affairs, but what are we going to do when every facet of society conforms to only requiring this client using EME be the one to communicate and work with
I mean, not too long ago everyone was required to install Flash, Java, Silverlight, Adobe reader, insert your pile of crap to submit X shit. Why do you assume companies will not attempt to control their consumers like governments already do?
If my words are too big for your little mind to comprehend:
How will you gain employment if your employer requires to use their specific EME browser to submit your application, so that they can submit their mandated W2 form on the mandated .gov site using the mandated browser with EME, so that you can afford to pay your ISP that requires their browser with EME to submit your down payment you received at your private bank that requires access with their browser having EME?
The ignorant ask "why", the intelligent ask "when?"
Call me when Mark Zuckerberg is president!
Not the person you are responding to, obv., but: The internet at large host many many types of traffics, protocols, networks, and NIC responses. However, the web, is a theoretical idea that we have yet to achieve. The thing we are using right now, this very moment is a HTTPd server we are submitting HTTP POST near Nevada that all of us have to connect to to be able to read what we posted to. HTTP is a subset of many many TCP/IP protocols ISPs deal with at large with cables and routers they have to maintain and pass packets around. The idea that TCP would have achieved some sort of web to locate resources anywhere in the planet has not yet been achieved, because what we have right now is hierarchy addressing of top domain queries to the remote IP address we connect to to post messages to. Are there alternatives to the HTTP "web"? Plenty. Do they affect the fact many browsers adopted a stupid standard to incorporate into their HTTPclients? No, not really. But now it's going to be many times more easier to inject whatever the fuck anyone wants into these vulnerable clients.
If you need an analogy, and you are like OP, Think of it like cars and traffic laws. The traffic in the internet is relatively the same and expanding forever. Right now, the major manufacturers of cars had decided to leave a huge remote access vulnerability forever on their cars and future models they "sell". We may have many more car crashes here and there, but that doesn't affect cyclists, trains, and pedestrians using the same traffic.
What most stupid respondents are saying is to build a new shiny car model that doesn't have this remote vulnerability. But again, not many people will do business with those secure cars, esp. governments. ISPs and maligned people will have no trouble abusing those sets of cars, and you will be forced to used them, one way or another.
The real discussion /tech/ should be talking is: how many more ways can we take advantage of the fact all these "cars" are so vulnerable!
I mean, car manufacturers don't care what we
think, why should we?