Deprived of the ability to use browser plugins, protected content distributors are not, in general, switching to unprotected media. Instead, they’re switching away from the Web entirely. Want to send DRM-protected video to an iPhone? “There’s an app for that.” Native applications on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 can all implement DRM, with some platforms, such as Android and Windows 8, even offering various APIs and features to assist this.
In addition, having DRM sw or hw on a device, even with loads free software, just adds to the user one more of very many sw, firmware or hw security holes, and therefore does not noticeably increase user privacy levels.
Furthermore DRM, can potentially be deployed in a user verifiable and verified way, except in the US where unauthorized verification in illegal.