UL has a new, opaque certification process for cybersecurity

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Sounds worthless to a user. I’ll shop for items without the rating, because it’s the same.

INB4 “This is a way to get backdoor access to source code and find exploits will be sold to US interests”, because that’s what I would do if I lived in a volcano lair

You know, I do trust UL when they tell me my toaster won’t burst into flames. I think they only serve America - other countries have other ways of certifying electrical things. But they have one thing no other player has right now - credibility.

When Microsoft tells me my browser won’t spy on me, at this point I just assume they’re lying. But UL has a pretty good track record. You can hire engineers to do the hard work, but you can’t hire a 100-year track record.


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