Windows 10 can run authenticity tests on your games and shut them down if they prove to be pirated.
Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing:
When you click through the Windows 10 “agreement,” you agree to let Microsoft subject your games and hardware to authenticity tests and to shut down anything it doesn’t like the looks of.
As intended, this allows the company to impose extrajudicial punishments on you for offenses that it gets to make up on the fly. They’re banning “unauthorized” hardware — if it comes in a box that says “Compatible with Intel motherboards,” and then spoofs the board to trick it into operating with it, is it “unauthorized,” or just a third-party replacement part that does what every third-party printer cartridge does already?
But then there’s the unintentional consequences: Microsoft could get it wrong.