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HP Issues Flimsy Mea Culpa For Recent Printer Cartridge DRM Idiocy, But It's Not Enough

A few weeks ago we noted how HP had effectively delivered a DRM time bomb in the form of a software update that, once detonated, crippled customers' ability to use competing third-party print cartridges in HP printers. While such ham-fisted behavior certainly isn't new, in this case HP had actually first deployed the "security update" to its printers back in March -- but didn't activate its stealthy payload until last month.
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