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Researchers Could Have Uncovered Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheat If Not Hindered by the DMCA | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Automakers argue that it’s unlawful for independent researchers to look at the code that controls vehicles without the manufacturer’s permission. We’ve explained before how this allows manufacturers to prevent competition in the markets for add-on technologies and repair tools. It also makes it harder for watchdogs to find safety or security issues, such as faulty code that can lead to unintended acceleration or vulnerabilities that let an attacker take over your car.

Source: Researchers Could Have Uncovered Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheat If Not Hindered by the DMCA | Electronic Frontier Foundation


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