A tool is as good or evil as the way it is used (Remember mr. A. Nobel??)
(Just to light up an old thread and throw some kerosene on the fire...)
Any tool can be used and changed for good or evil, it depends entirely on the user.
"First they came for the BIOS,
and I didn't speak out, because I can still boot my OS.
Then they came with Secure boot,
and I didn't speak out, because I don't use unsigned device drivers.
Then they came with Secure boot Next Generation,
and I didn't speak out, because I don't use pirated or 'alternative' OSes.
Then they came for me,
and there wasn't anyone left to speak out for me."
: Yeah, Linux can boot fine from UEFI, so let's lean back and relax.
: Well, Fedora has a signing key, so if you really wanna Linux, just use 'The Hat', then. Anyway, I can still disable Secure boot, so why should I care?
: Who would want to run Linux, anyway? Windows rulezz!
: Ow Sh*t, now my friends can't voice their dissent on the intarwebs, 'cause that's all being automatically muffled and/or reported to Big Brother by the Gov't-mandated FSG (Free Speech Gagging) monitoring and filtering tools mandatorily installed on their computers. Damn!