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USB-IF Launches USB Type-C™ Authentication Program

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  1. Greg
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    If I'm reading this right, it seems extremely worrying. Advertising "the flexibility to implement a security framework that best fits their specific product requirements" makes it pretty clear...

    If I'm reading this right, it seems extremely worrying. Advertising "the flexibility to implement a security framework that best fits their specific product requirements" makes it pretty clear that this isn't just for flagging different standards.

    If it catches on, we're heading for a whole set of devices with the same connection, and even the same power and data transfer specs, that won't talk to each other because they aren't explicitly authorised by the same manufacturer.

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  2. tindall
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    Yeah, this is just DRM for hardware devices, and it sucks.

    Yeah, this is just DRM for hardware devices, and it sucks.

    4 votes